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

So far in 2012, health authorities in Guangdong Province have reported a total of over 31,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). There have been 90 severe cases and deaths.

Travellers who are travelling with small children who are most susceptible to infection with this virus can decrease the risk of exposure to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and 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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