CHINA Infectious disease situation stable in China: official

CHINA

Infectious disease situation stable in China: official

Xinhua

22:01, December 26, 2019

BEIJING - A Chinese health official Thursday said China's current infectious disease situation is generally stable despite that the country is in the peak of the flu season.

Flu patients receive treatment in a hospital in Shanghai. (Photo: IC)

According to the latest surveillance statistics, some provincial-level regions have already entered the flu season, with influenza virus A subtype H3N2 and B virus lineage Victoria were detected as the main viruses, Wang Bin, an official with the National Health Commission, said at a press conference.

Li Zhongjie, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that vaccination is the most effective and economical way to prevent infectious diseases.

In addition, Li stressed the importance of developing good personal hygiene habits to reduce the risk of exposure to viruses.

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