Distribution of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) patients in Fuyang City, Anhui province, by date. By 31 May 2008, the outbreak had affected 6883 children (This study focused on the outbreak between March 1 and May 9 of 2008, which included 6049 reported cases). The bold slipped arrows indicated the death dates of initial 5 fatal cases.
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