Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Mlang, North Cotabato, Philippines

A small outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease has been reported in Mlang, North Cotabato. 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 (HFMD) virus by frequent hand washing and maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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