Hand, foot and mouth disease in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

So far this year, there have been more than 300 children infected with the hand, foot and mouth virus. Although some have been hospitalized, there have been no deaths.


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 hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.