Hand, foot and mouth disease reappears in Hunan Province in China

A new outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has been reported in Hunan Province. A total of 12,742 cases have been registered and 6 children have died. Travellers who are travelling with small children who are most susceptible to infection with this virus can decrease the risk of exposure to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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