Hand, foot and mouth disease may be increasing in Mumbai, India

Although specific numbers of cases are not reported, physicians in Mumbai say they are seeing a significant increase in children infected with the hand, foot, and mouth disease virus. Small children less than 10 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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