Taiwan 'Vigilant' Amid Respiratory Disease Outbreak in China

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Published on November 27, 2023 - Duration: 01:31s

Taiwan 'Vigilant' Amid Respiratory Disease Outbreak in China

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'Newsweek' reports that Taiwan remains vigilant as China battles a surge in respiratory illnesses that has overloaded hospitals in the past week.

'Newsweek' reports that Taiwan remains vigilant as China battles a surge in respiratory illnesses that has overloaded hospitals in the past week.

On November 25, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control said that the island has been placed on "high alert." .

The alert includes notices urging symptomatic travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau to seek immediate medical attention.

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China's state-controlled media has reported hospitals in northern China are operating at full capacity.

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Taiwan's CDC said that it was monitoring a five-week surge in respiratory infections, which is 2.5 times higher than numbers over the past three years.

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Taiwan is vigilantly monitoring the situation, Fang Chi-Tai, Professor at the Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at National Taiwan University, via 'Newsweek'.

According to Chinese authorities, the surge in respiratory infections is the result of various seasonal illnesses, including influenza, COVID and mycoplasma pneumonia.

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Otherwise known as "walking pneumonia," the symptoms of mycoplasma pneumonia include fever, cough, bronchitis, headache, sore throat and fatigue.

'Newsweek' reports that children face an increased risk of developing walking pneumonia when infected.

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China has yet to make infection data publicly available, while individual hospitals have not disclosed the total number of new cases related to the latest outbreak.


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