Virus outbreak in China
The Ministry of Health in China strengthened efforts to stop a deadly child virus that has infected over 3,000 children and has killed 22 since Saturday, according to the Xinhua News Agency. CNN
Numbers of children infected rose from 3,321 deaths on Friday to 3,736 early Saturday in the hardest-hit city of Fuyang in the Anhui province, the news agency said. Overall the virus has hit 4,529 children in 15 cities. The Washington Post
The virus, called Enterovirus 71 , causes fever, mouth sores and a rash with blisters, the Associated Press said.
"Authorities in Anhui ... are doing the utmost to treat the children and strengthen disease control," Wang Yan, an official of the Anhui provice, said.