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Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in Malaysia: 6 things you need to know about the disease

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The Straits News https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-outbreak-in-malaysia-6-things-you-need-to-know-about PUBLISHED JUL 31, 2018, 10:03 AM SGT (THE NEW PAPER) – A 17-month-old boy from Penang has become Malaysia’s first fatality due to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The boy died on June 6 and laboratory tests done on tissue samples from the boy confirmed that his death was because of the disease. This comes after… Read more »

Weekly HFMD cases hit record high this year (Singapore)

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The Straits News https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/weekly-hfmd-cases-hit-record-high-this-year PUBLISHED AUG 16, 2018, 5:00 AM SGT 1,249 cases reported from July 29 to Aug 4; pre-schools told to take preventive measures The weekly number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) here has climbed to a record high this year, along with slightly more cases from the strain that caused the death of two… Read more »

New test promises to pick up HFMD cases before symptoms show (Singapore)

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The Straits News https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-test-promises-to-pick-up-hfmd-cases-before-symptoms-show PUBLISHED AUG 21, 2018, 6:59 PM SGT SINGAPORE – Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a way to identify children with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) from just a few drops of saliva, even before symptoms show. They hope to eventually make HFMD test kits commonplace in pre-schools and childcare centres so… Read more »

Hand foot mouth disease in children (Vietnam)

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Sourced from Vietnam News https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/463227/hand-foot-mouth-disease-in-children.html#0KT6eiujs0JWPISj.97 Viet Nam NewsBy Dr Nguyễn Trung Hà* What is it? Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by Coxsackie virus (A16) and Enterovirus 71 (EV71). In Việt Nam, HFMD occurs throughout the year, but the peak season is from March until May and September to December. Children can get HFMD at… Read more »

Hand, foot and mouth disease on rise in Beijing

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Sourced from http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/26/c_137138574.htm BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — More than 140,000 people have been infected with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and six died from the disease in China this year, according to China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of April 20, a total of 141,978 cases had been reported, with six deaths and 581 in critical… Read more »

Hand, foot and mouth disease kills 6 in China

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Sourced from http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/26/c_137138574.htm BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — More than 140,000 people have been infected with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and six died from the disease in China this year, according to China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of April 20, a total of 141,978 cases had been reported, with six deaths and 581 in critical… Read more »

Enteroviruses : Frequently Asked Questions?

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Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan FAQ What are enteroviruses? Enterovirus is a general term of a group of small RNA viruses which accounts for more than 70 viruses, including Coxsackieviruses A, Coxsackieviruses B, polioviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses. Can these enteroviruses only be found in Taiwan? What are the epidemic seasons?

Enterovirus / Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan

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Data from Division of Acute Infectious Diseases, CDC, Taiwan Background Enterovirus belongs to a group of small RNA viruses, including polioviruses, Coxsackie A viruses, Coxsackie B viruses, echoviruses, and other enteroviruses (EVD68~). EVA71 has a significantly higher pathogenicity compared to other known enteroviruses, especially regarding neurological complications. Enteroviruses are found in the gastrointestinal tract (the stool of infected persons, mouth)… Read more »

Public urged to pay attention to health of children as Taiwan CDC confirms 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications ( 2017-12-26 )

Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 17 and 23, 2017, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications. In light of the increasing number of cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications reported and the majority of these new cases are infected with enterovirus D68, Taiwan… Read more »

Parents urged to pay attention to health of children as Taiwan CDC confirmed 3 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications last week ( 2018-01-09 )

Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 31, 2017 and January 6, 2018, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 3 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications. Unlike the common symptoms of enterovirus infection such as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and herpangina, the primary symptoms of enterovirus D68 infection… Read more »