Hand, foot and mouth disease is present in Gansu Province, China

Now is the season for the transmission of the virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease in China. Gansu Province is reporting 5,261 cases, 12 of whom are considered serious.

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Advice For Travellers

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.