Now is the season for hand, foot and mouth disease in China

The summer season in China is when transmission of hand, foot and mouth disease reaches a peak. As of 31 May, there were 630,391 reported cases of this infection, including 26 deaths nationwide.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

Advice For Travellers

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.