Weekly Epidemic Report (from May 6, 2019 to May 12, 2019)
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission
Date:05/27/2019

I. Epidemic situation 
During the 19th week of 2019, there were a total of 4,495 cases of 18 kinds of legal infectious diseases reported, and 4 cases died in the city. The five diseases with a large number of cases are Influenza, Other Infectious Diarrhea, Tuberculosis, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and Syphilis. 

II. Key epidemic situation 
Since May, intestinal infectious diseases such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Dysentery and Other Infectious Diarrhea have entered the high season of incidence, the incidence data of which have increased compared to the information last week. In particular, although the incidence of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is still lower than the average level in the past three years, it has been rising slowly for three consecutive weeks. The affected patients are mainly children aged 0-5. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is an acute infectious disease caused by enterovirus. It spreads through the respiratory tract, digestive tract and contact. Patients usually recovers within a week and have a favorable prognosis. Parents should pay special attention to children's personal hygiene, including washing hands while playing outdoor, before meals and after using a toilet. If a patient finds that the child is having a fever, rash and other symptoms, it is necessary to send the child to hospital in time for medical treatment.