Weekly Epidemic Report (from April 8, 2019 to April 14, 2019)
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission
Date:04/28/2019

I. Epidemic situation 
During the 15th week of 2019 (from April 8, 2019 to April 14, 2019), there were a total of 13,687 cases of 14 kinds of legal infectious diseases reported, and 2 cases died in the city. The five diseases with a large number of cases are Influenza, Other Infectious Diarrhea, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and Syphilis. 

II. Key epidemic situation 
According to the epidemic trend of infectious diseases, it is currently the rising season of intestinal infectious diseases such as Dysentery, Other Infectious Diarrheal Diseases, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease happens mainly in children under 5, and cluster disease is prone to occur in places such as child care institutions and schools. It is recommended that schools and child care institutions prevent the diseases as early as possible, using methods such as regularly cleaning and disinfecting children's toys and other frequently contacted items, strictly implementing inspection system in the morning and noon, timely reporting and segregating cases, and avoiding close contact between healthy children and sick children. At the same time, parents are reminded to help their children develop good hygiene habits, such as washing their hands frequently, avoiding eating raw water or eating cold food.
This week, cases of Candida albicans infection were reported in all continents of the world. There have been a few cases reported in China, which arose public concern. Candida albicans infection mainly involves hospitalized cases, high-risk groups are patients with severe chronic underlying diseases or immunosuppression. Neonates, patients with intubation or indwelling catheters, surgical patients, and patients receiving systemic medications using broad-spectrum antibiotics or antifungals has a high risk in infection. However, healthy people usually do not get Candida albicans, and ordinary citizens do not need to take special precautions.