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

1. Epidemic overview

In May 2024 (from 0:00 on May 1 to 24:00 on May 31), a total of 15,248 cases of 21 notifiable infectious diseases and 9 deaths were reported in Beijing. The reported diseases are mainly Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Scarlet Fever, Syphilis, COVID-19, Influenza, Other Infectious Diarrhea, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, etc.

2. Health tips

At present, Beijing has entered the flood season. With the increase of temperature and rainfall, the density of mosquitoes gradually increases, which is easy to cause intestinal infectious diseases, foodborne diseases, mosquito bites, etc. Citizens and relevant collective units are recommended to take the following health protection measures. First, it is necessary to avoid having unboiled water or raw, cold or unhygienic food. The temperature and the humidity is high during the flood season. Bacteria and mold are easy to breed and food is easy to be contaminated. Food should be cleared as much as possible every day, and spoiled food should not be eaten. Tableware should be cleaned and disinfected. Second, it is necessary to pay attention to personal hygiene, wash hands frequently, and wash the parts wet with rain with clean water in time, improve personal disease prevention awareness, keep a good balance of work and rest, and seek medical treatment in time when abnormal conditions occur. Third, it is necessary to take good protection when going out, keep the indoor environment clean, and clean up the accumulated water around the room in time, especially keep the toilet and other key parts clean and hygienic, to reduce the breeding of mosquitoes, and pay attention to mosquito prevention and fly killing. Fourth, childcare institutions and schools should implement morning and afternoon inspections, health education, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and elderly care, social welfare institutions and relevant collective units should do a good job of cleaning, ventilation and health monitoring, to detect cases early and strengthen case management.