Hand, foot and mouth disease spreading in Oman

Hospitals in Oman are reporting 10 to 12 cases per day of hand, foot and mouth disease. The total number of cases in the country is not reported.

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Advice For Travellers

Small children less than ten years old are most susceptible to infection with one of several viruses that cause this infection. Travellers who are travelling with small children can decrease the risk of exposure to these viruses by washing their hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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