Latest Hand, foot and mouth disease Stories

2008-07-01 12:01:08

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Lilian Wu] Taipei, July 1 (CNA) - A boy who died June 18 has been confirmed as the 10th fatality of the current enterovirus outbreak, a health official said Tuesday. Shih Wen-yi, a deputy director-general of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) under the Department of Health (DOH), said the child, aged 2 years and 10 months, from Taipao in Chiayi County, developed fever and hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) June 15....

2008-05-05 11:55:00

The number of children sickened with hand, foot and mouth disease in China jumped to over 9,700 cases on Monday. The Official Xinhua News Agency said that enterovirus 71, one of several viruses that cause the disease, has been blamed for at least 24 deaths in the central province of Anhui and Guangdong province in the south. One child in Guangdong and another in Zhejiang also died of hand, foot and mouth disease but they're not sure which strain of virus killed them. Infections of 8,573...

2006-03-28 19:55:35

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The number of cases of children with hand, foot and mouth disease in Singapore more than doubled to 785 last week, up from 372 the week before, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. Two more childcare centers have been forced to shut down for 10 days, bringing the number of such closures in the city-state to three, the paper said. Singapore has recorded 2,180 cases of the disease since the start of the year. It mainly affects children under the age...

2006-03-03 08:08:13

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has ordered the closure of nearly 500 kindergarten schools on the island of Borneo after four children died of the hand, foot and mouth viral disease, official news agency Bernama said on Friday. Sarawak, one of the two eastern Malaysian states on Borneo, has reported four deaths from the disease, the agency said. Health officials have called for 488 schools to be shut for two weeks in an effort to contain the spread of the disease, Health Minister...

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