Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreaks in Vietnam are more serious than last year

Health authorities have warned that up to hundreds of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported from 10 provinces and cities, including Hai Phong, Dong Thap, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Can, Tho, Ca Mau, Dak Lak, An Giang, Vinh Long and Hau Giang. To date, 124 children in Ho Chi Minh City have been infected.

Travellers who are travelling with small children can decrease the risk of exposure to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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

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