Hand, foot and mouth disease peaking in Hong Kong

Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease are increasing rapidly in Hong Kong. Outbreaks have been reported in many schools. The usual peak season for this disease is from May to July,

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Advice For Travellers

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.