More hand, foot and mouth disease occurring in Singapore

So far this year, there have been 609 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, almost twice the number of cases compared to the same period last year. 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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