Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease - again the number of cases increases in Vietnam (update)

The number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease recorded in one week increased to 3,100. So far in 2012, more than 35,000 cases have been reported nation-wide. Although usually a relatively mild disease, at least 18 deaths have been registered.

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.

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

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