Singapore reports large numbers of hand, foot and mouth disease

Ministry of Health authorities report more cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease this year compared to the same time period last year. So far, there have been almost 780 cases in the past week.

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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.

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