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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… 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 »