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

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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 (Q&A將提供口譯)
報名方式: 採網路報名
招收名額: 300 人
報名日期: 即日起至 2018 年 9 月 10 日止。(額滿提前截止)
報名費用: 免費參加,會場備有午餐及茶點。
聯絡方式: 電話:(037)246-166 分機 35508,陳先生;
傳真:(037)586-457
E-MAIL:cyt@nhri.org.tw
會議說明: 適逢台灣投入腸病毒臨床研究與疾病防治二十年,為記錄並傳承歷年累積之腸病毒知識及經驗,本次活動針對腸病毒之病因、流行病監測、臨床醫療處置與疫苗開發等項目進行交流。大會亦安排國內外腸病毒領域的專家們提供引人入勝的演講及座談,以促進各領域先進們交流機會。為了使台灣腸病毒防治經驗得以延續發展並展望未來,本次活動積極地邀約世界各國先進來臺,進行腸病毒臨床研究國際交流,謹代表大會誠摯地歡迎您參與此一學術會議,希冀透過台灣醫學界與公共衛生領域共同的努力與付出,為台灣衛生醫療貢獻一份心力。

有關活動資訊請連結至活動報名網站:https://eva71.nhri.org.tw/index.php

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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 – 

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 ordered to close down for cleaning purposes, including seven primary schools, six pre-schools and 11 kindergartens.

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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

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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 five schools in Malaysia were ordered to close for 10 days last Wednesday (July 25), following an increase in the number of HFMD cases nationwide.

Since January, 39,174 cases of HFMD have been recorded throughout the country.

Here are six things you need to know about the disease.

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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 children in Malaysia recently.

The 1,249 cases of HFMD reported in Singapore between July 29 and Aug 4 – the latest publicly available statistics as of yesterday – are the highest number reported in a week this year.

It is also almost 1 1/2 times the 868 cases reported at the same time last year.

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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 cases can be picked up early to prevent the disease from spreading.

They will first have to test the kits on a larger group of children and get approval from the Health Sciences Authority for their use here.

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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 all ages but children below 3 years are more susceptible, as they have not developed immunity against the virus.

Is HFMD the same disease as foot-and-mouth disease in animals?

Despite similar names, these two diseases are completely unrelated and caused by different viruses. Humans cannot get the animal disease and animals cannot get HFMD.

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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 conditions. The disease incidence rate was lower than the same period of last year, the CDC said in a statement.

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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 conditions. The disease incidence rate was lower than the same period of last year, the CDC said in a statement.

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