China is in high season for hand, foot and mouth disease

More than 10,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease are being reported from Human Province. In Liaocheng, Shandong Sheng Province, the disease has spread one month earlier than usual.

Every year, China experiences a wide spread epidemic of this infection in children. Small children 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 (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

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