However, that does not mean there will be no such cases, Chen said. As summer arrives, the threat of infectious diseases, which often come up in warm weather increases and those suffering from injury are most at risk, China Daily reported. The Health Ministry website reveals that from June 1-10, more than 500,000 children under the age of 12 in quake-affected areas were vaccinated against infections such as hepatitis A and encephalitis B,
The Chinese Government is now concentrating on mass rehabilitation of survivors and the containment of disease after dealing with the emergencies, Chen said. Dr Hans Anders Troedsson, the WHO's chief representative to China, added that infection outbreaks would remain a health risk as long as there are makeshift houses and high densities of people.