ospital was ordered to solve management problems relating to the case, check on the condition of the surviving babies and console the parents.
A deputy director of the health bureau of the Shunde district of Fo
shan, Guangdong, was also fired, and others deemed responsible were punished.
No new case has been reported in the hospitals that have treated the affected babies.
The provincial health commission has ordered all the medical institutions in the province to check their infection-control procedures.
The viral strain that affected the infants was identified by the commission as Echo 11. It is an intestinal virus to which chi
ldren, especially infants, are susceptible. It is closely related to a respiratory infection.