Hand, foot and mouth disease in Thailand
There have been more than 20,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease reported in all 77 provinces of Thailand, so far this year. The northern region of Thailand is the most affected. 1 death has been reported. Small children (1-3 years old) are the most affected.
The summer months are the season for the transmission of the viruses that cause this condition.
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.