Hand, foot and mouth disease epidemic continues widespread across Vietnam (update)

So far in 2012, health authorities in Vietnam have reported over 40,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in 63 provinces. There have been 20 deaths, all in children under 5 years old.

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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