Concern in Vietnam due to hand, foot and mouth disease

So far this year, the Department of Preventive Medicine, has recorded 37,788 cases of hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) along with 13 deaths in nine provinces and cities. The Ministry of Health on August 31 ordered local departments to enhance supervision and prevention of HFMD. Travellers who are travelling with small children who are most susceptible to infection with this virus can decrease the risk of exposure to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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