Hand, foot and mouth disease at high levels in Beijing, China

Hand, foot and mouth disease continues at a high rate in Beijing where more than 2,600 cases have been reported each week from May 26 to June 22. 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 virus by washing their hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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