Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Infectious diseases killed 1,526 people in China in May. AIDS was responsible for 72 percent of the total, causing 1,098 deaths, authorities said Sunday.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission said tuberculosis was the second-biggest killer, claiming 179 lives, Xinhua reported.
Over 720,000 cases of infectious disease were reported in the country last month, the commission said.
Plague, cholera, hepatitis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhoea were the major diseases.