Cases of infectious diseases in China

A total of 488,271 cases of infectious diseases were reported on the Chinese mainland in January, leaving 1,167 people dead, the Ministry of Health (MOH) revealed on Thursday.

Of these cases, 2,319 Influenza A (H1N1) cases were reported last month, leaving nine people dead, according to a statement from the MOH.

Some 1,147 of the deaths were caused by Class-B diseases. Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 95 percent of all the Class-B cases, the statement said.

No Class-A infectious diseases such as plague and cholera were reported in January, it added.

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