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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 – 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 »

Enterovirus Epidemiology and Control in Sarawak, Malaysia

Dr. David Perera Director  Institute of Health & Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia ABSTRACT Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is endemic to Sarawak with outbreaks occurring annually in the state. The disease is primarily caused by Species A enteroviruses which includes enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) and other coxsackievirus A (CVA) serotypes. While the disease is generally presented as a… Read more »