Hand, foot and mouth disease spread in Sarawak, Malaysia

From the beginning of this year through late September, there have been 7,358 reported cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD). The most affected areas include Kuching Division, followed by Miri, Sibu, Samarahan, Sarikei, Limbang, Bintulu, Mukah, Kapit, Sri Aman and Betong. Small children 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 (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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