Hand, foot and mouth disease is occurring in Mumbai, India

Physicians in Mumbai report that they are caring for “many” children with hand, foot and mouth disease. The exact number of cases is not specified. 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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