Infectious diseases killed over 1,000 Chinese in January

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 16:50 hrs

Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) A total of 488,271 cases of infectious diseases were reported in the Chinese in January that led to the death of 1,167 people, the health ministry said Thursday.

Among the cases, 2,319 were of Influenza A or H1N1, which killed nine people, Xinhua reported.

At least 1,147 deaths were caused by diseases like viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea.

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