Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture Department of Health has alerted the public regarding an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that began in the last week of June. The most affected areas are Yaeyama and Naha, as well as the southern and middle parts of Okinawa main island.

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Advice For Travellers

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 virus by washing hands frequently and by maintaining careful personal hygiene.

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