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

Last month, health authorities in Shanghai reported 3,867 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, HFMD. Travellers should be aware that the season for HFMD has started in China. 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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