Hand, Foot and Mouth disease season in China

May to July is the season for increased numbers of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in China. In Yunnan province, the disease is reaching epidemic proportions with over a 115 percent increase in the number of cases compared with the same period last year. Those 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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