Large number of hand, foot and mouth disease cases in Guangdong Province, China

This year, as of May 16th, authorities in Guangdong have reported nearly 90,000 cases and 3 deaths due to hand, foot and mouth disease virus.

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Advice For Travellers

May to July is the epidemic period for hand, foot and mouth disease in Guangdong Province. 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 virus by washing hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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