Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in Turks and Caicos Islands

An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease involving approximately 20 school children has been reported.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

Advice For Travellers

Small children less than ten years old are most susceptible to infection with one of several viruses that causes 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.