Thailand issues warning on hand, foot and mouth disease

So far this year, the Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology has reported a total of 7,684 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease from all 77 provinces. No deaths have been reported. The highest rates of infection were reported from Surat Thani, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Lampang and Phuket provinces. Thailand health officials have issued an advisory last week due to the increased numbers of hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place. 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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