Epidemic Report (February 2024) on Notifiable Infectious Diseases in Beijing
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission

1. Epidemic overview

In February 2024 (from 0:00 on February 1 to 24:00 on February 29), a total of 88,971 cases of 12 notifiable infectious diseases and 12 deaths were reported in Beijing. The reported diseases are mainly Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Pertussis, Syphilis, COVID-19, Influenza, Other Infectious Diarrhea, etc. Recently, the Influenza virus activity in Beijing has dropped to a low epidemic level, while the COVID-19 is in the epidemic period, with the JN.1 mutant as the main epidemic strain.

2. Health tips

Entering spring, the risk of spreading some respiratory and digestive tract diseases still remains high. Here are some suggestions for citizens and relevant collective work units. First, it is necessary to strengthen personal protection, maintain social distance, pay attention to hand hygiene and cough etiquette, open windows regularly for ventilation every day, and strengthen self-health monitoring. The second is to pay attention to weather changes, add or remove clothing in a timely manner, maintain a regular balance of work and rest, get enough sleep, and pay attention to diet and drinking water hygiene. The elderly, infirm people and children should try to stay away from crowded places with polluted air. Third, schools and daycare institutions should strictly implement the morning and afternoon check-up and registration system for absence due to illness, implement the principle of going to work or school with "no sickness or symptom", standardize case management and reporting of infectious disease epidemics, carry out daily prevention and control measures such as disinfection and ventilation, and standardize the handling of cluster epidemics such as norovirus. Fourth, preschool children and workers in Beijing from other cities should be vaccinated in a timely manner according to the immunization plan procedures, and key groups who meet the vaccination conditions are encouraged to actively receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Fifth, people who are traveling should take good health protection measures, pay attention to the physical condition of themselves and their families, and monitor their health during the journey and after returning. It is necessary to take measures such as resting at home or seeking medical treatment in time if any abnormality occurs.