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2008-05-04 Sun 00:00
Almost 3,000 children in eastern China have been infected by the deadly Enterovirus 71 (EV71) intestinal virus.
Enterovirus are the most common cause of aseptic meningitis and can cause serious disease especially in infants .
A child died on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 21, and a total of 2,946 children had been infected by Friday morning, Xinhua news agency said.
The virus emerged in Fuyang city in Anhui province in early March.
But it was only reported last week..