Hand, foot and mouth disease increasing in Borneo, Malaysia

Compared to last year, reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease have increased significantly, from 469 cases last year to 1,383 cases this year. 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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