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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Philippines

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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) had its humble beginnings soon after the culmination of over a decade of negotiations between the governments of the Philippines and Japan for the establishment of a tropical medicine research center. RITM was tasked to plan and implement research programs for infectious and tropical diseases. The original building facilities of RITM, which included… Read more »

Happy Holidays from APNES!

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APNES team would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a happy New Year!

Lessons Learned: 20th Anniversary of Enterovirus A71 Epidemic of 1998 in Taiwan

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{:en} Please link to website for more information https://eva71.nhri.org.tw/index.php。 {:}{:tw} 研討會主題 Lessons Learned:20th Anniversary of Enterovirus A71 Epidemic of 1998 in Taiwan 指導單位: 衛生福利部 主辦單位: 財團法人國家衛生研究院 / 衛生福利部疾病管制署 合辦單位: 長庚醫療財團法人 /長庚大學 / 國立成功大學 /臺大兒童醫院 /臺灣病毒學會 日  期: 2018 年 9 月 28 日 (五) 至 2018 年 9 月 29 日 (六) 會議地點: 張榮發會議中心 1101 會議室(台北市中正區中山南路 11 號 11 樓) 語  言: 英文… Read more »

HFMD in Penang worsening with over 2,000 cases (Malaysia)

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New Straits Times  https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/392112/hfmd-penang-worsening-over-2000-cases#cxrecs_s By Siti Sofia Md Nasir – July 18, 2018 GEORGE TOWN: The hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Penang is worrying, with over 2,000 cases reported as of today. According to statistics by the state Health Department, 2,082 cases were reported as of 12pm, an increase of 93.5 per cent at 1,076 cases reported last year. Thirty-two premises were… Read more »

Toddler dead from suspected HFMD infection in Sarawak (Malaysia)

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The Star/Asia News Network http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/toddler-dead-suspected-hfmd-infection-mukah-sarawak Published on Jul 28, 2018 PETALING JAYA – A child has died of suspected hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) in Sarawak on Saturday (July 28). The toddler, aged two years and five months, was from Kampung Pangtray, Daro in Mukah, Sarawak. In a statement on Saturday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the child… Read more »

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 »