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EV71 outbreak, cancellation of Midi Festival etc.

Posted by Joachim May 1, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

As <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/29/content_8076120.htm">新华通讯社 reports</a> there is a fatal outbreak of enterovirus 71, or EV71, [never heard of it before] in China.

"Enterovirus 71 has altogether sickened 1,520 children in Fuyang, claiming 20 lives by the morning of April 29, ..."

As <a href="http://wiki.rockinchina.com/index.php?title=Midi_Music_Festival_2008" target="_blank"> Rock in China</a> writes, this is one of the reasons that the Midi Festival was cancelled or postponed.

The latter is regrettable - and brought this news to my attention.

The former is very sad! Poor kids and families!

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