16,744 Chinese died in 2015 due to infectious diseases

Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A total of 16,744 people died as a result of infectious diseases in China in 2015, official data revealed.

In 2015, there were more than 6.4 million cases of infectious diseases reported, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

Of the total, 13 cases of cholera, categorized as a Class A infectious disease under China’s Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, were reported with no deaths, China Daily reported on Friday.

More than three million cases were classified as Class B infectious diseases, which resulted in 16,584 deaths. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, rabies, hepatitis and human infection of H7N9 avian influenza accounted for 98.55 percent of deaths in this category.

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