Hand, foot and mouth disease reported in Shandong Province, China

The Shandong Provincial Health Department has reported a total of 1,554 cases of hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) in Qingdao in the month of August. This virus can be widespread in China during the summer and early fall months. 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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