Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in Central Valley, California, USA

Reports of children infected with the virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease are increasing across the Central Valley. Affected municipalities include Sanger, Fresno and Clovis. The total number of infected children is not reported.

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Advice For Travellers

This outbreak is probably spreading in schools and pre-school day care centres where the risk is high. 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 virus by washing hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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