More Than 1,000 Chinese Die of Infectious Diseases in October
November 10, 2008
Today, China's Health Ministry said infectious diseases claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in October. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, TB, rabies, and newborn tetanus were the top five killers last month, accounting for nearly 90 percent of the deaths, the ministry said. Nearly 950 Chinese died of infectious diseases in September, it said.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.