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

A total of 4,559 people, most of whom are children, were hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City due to hand, foot and mouth disease since the beginning of this year. In the past week, 191 patients were admitted to local hospitals, the highest number this year.

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Advice For Travellers

Small children less than ten years old are most susceptible to infection with one of several viruses that cause this infection. Travellers who are travelling with small children can decrease the risk of exposure to these viruses by washing their hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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