Hand, foot and mouth disease transmission peaks now in China

May and June are the peak months for transmission of hand, foot and mouth disease in China. Currently, outbreaks are reported by the municipalities of Liuzhou (Guangxi Autonomous Region), Tai Po (Hong Kong) and Longyan (Fujian).

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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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