Hand, foot and mouth disease season in China; Shanghai reports large numbers

In November, authorities in Shanghai reported 4,077 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, compared to 2,777 cases in October (an increase of 1,300 cases).

Small children less than ten years old 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 their hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

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