Hand-foot-mouth disease in Vietnam

In just the first 3 weeks of this year, there have been 1,551 cases and 1 death due to hand-foot-mouth disease nationwide.

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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