Weekly Epidemic Report (from February 18, 2019 to February 24, 2019)
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission

I. Epidemic situation 
During the 8th week of 2019 (from February 18, 2019 to February 24, 2019), there were a total of 5,082 cases of 17 kinds of legal infectious diseases reported, and 7 cases died in the city. The five diseases with a large number of cases are Influenza, Other Infectious Diarrhea, Tuberculosis, Syphilis and Viral Hepatitis, accounting for 95.51% of the reported cases of legal infectious diseases. 

II. Key epidemic situation 
Recently, the number of cases of influenza reported in the city has dropped further. Spring is a season of high incidence of infectious diseases such as influenza, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, meningitis, norovirus and other acute gastroenteritis and chickenpox. After the long holiday, the body is also in the adjustment period, the immunity is declining, the school staff is dense, the chance of cross infection is thus increased, and the epidemic situation of infectious diseases is very prone to occur.
Parents and students should cooperate with the school to do morning and afternoon check-ups, and to investigate the cause of absence as well as prevention and control of infectious diseases. It is recommended that the school teacher should carefully inquire about the health status of the students at the beginning of the semester, focusing on the suspected symptoms of fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash and other infectious diseases, and promptly report to the school doctor for further investigation. If the teacher suspects that there is an infectious disease, he or she should immediately isolate the student with the illness and inform the parents to take the student to the hospital for treatment and pay attention to the diagnosis and treatment of the student. Sick students should be separated and treated at home. After they have recovered, they should take the class resumption certificate of the community health service center (or child care institution) in the region of the school before returning to class. Units with a lot of people should do daily ventilation and disinfection, advocate healthy lifestyles and develop good hygiene habits to actively prevent spring infectious diseases.