Hand, foot and mouth disease season in many provinces of China

Now is the season for hand, foot and mouth disease transmission in China. So far there have been 262,239 cases reported. Affected provinces include Anhui and Sichuan, among others.

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Advice For Travellers

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.

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