Hand, foot and mouth disease increasing in Hebei Province, China

The peak for hand,foot and mouth disease in Hebei Province and elsewhere occurs in April and May. However, in the first two months of this year, there has already been a total of 5,773 reported cases. 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 (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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