(Clearwisdom.net) Recently serious epidemics have spread in Qian'an City, Hebei Province. Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is one of them. At least one child in a village has died. Currently, several elementary students living in town were also infected with this disease. This type of epidemic spreads quite quickly. One of my workmates has a child studying in No. 3 Experimental Elementary School. A child in her class came down with it first. Soon, her classmates were infected. One of my customers named Ma verified that her nephew has been infected with HFMD. He was sent to Tangshan City for medical treatment.

A doctor in the hospital said that too many children are suffering from hand-foot-mouth disease, but nobody is compiling statistics. (The CCP will truly not compile statistics). As of now, neither the CCP government officials nor the schoolteachers are taking any actions of prevention or filing any reports about the epidemic. The schoolteachers simply tell parents to have their children take infusions of Radix Isatidis, a Chinese herb.

Following the HFMD epidemic, another serious epidemic occurred in Liukou Village, Changying Town, Qian'an City. It is verified that working staff from an epidemic prevention department have already blockaded the village. All the cattle and sheep in the village have been slaughtered. It is said that two people have died, however, the CCP officials are blocking the reports instead of educating people in the area about how to take some precautions. Now, people in Qian'an City are in a state of anxiety as they don't know how to prevent the epidemic.

In the face of such serious epidemic situations, the CCP officials ignore people's lives while continuing to spare no effort in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, who are kind people. On the afternoon of September 24, police from Qian'an City broke through the steel security door of practitioner Ms. Liang Xiulan's home and intruded inside. Four policemen arrested her and forcefully took her away. They also ransacked her home. Ms. Liang Xiulan is a former employee of Qian'an Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. She is currently detained at the detention center. She has been force fed after ten days of hunger strike.

Practitioners currently detained and persecuted in Qian'an Detention Center are: Cui Qingru, Li Qingsong, Li Yankui and Zhao Minghua (wife and husband), Zhang Hewen, Zhang Liqin, and others.

October 5, 2008.