Nationwide epidemic of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam

Vietnam is experiencing a signifcant epidemic of hand, foot and mouth disease this year. The disease has been reported from all provinces and cities across the country with a total of 18,000 cases, including 14 fatal ones. Hanoi City has reported more than 750 infected perosons.

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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