Hand, foot and mouth disease deaths in Vietnam

Since the beginning of this year, there has been a slight increase in reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. The total so far has reached 4,265 cases, including 2 deaths.

Small children less than ten years old 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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