Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease increase rapidly in Sarawak, Malaysia

In early March, there were 631 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, but subsequently there was a rapid increase to a total of 3,631 cases since the start of this year.

Small children less than ten years old are most susceptible to infection with this virus. Travellers who are travelling with small children can decrease the risk of exposure to hand, foot and mouth disease virus by washing their hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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