Hand, foot and mouth disease reported in Beijing, China

In the past week, authorities in Beijing reported a total of 1,005 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). HFMD is a common infection in China at this time of year. 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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