Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease epidemics common throughout China at this time (update)

Shijiazhuang City in Hebei Province is the latest addition to the list of places in China with significant outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease. Provinces that have already reported outbreaks include: Shaanxi, Zhejidong, Hunan, and Jiangsu (Nanjing City).

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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