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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hand-foot-mouth disease kills 11 in Vietnam

Article via Xinhua :

" More than 12,400 cases of hand-foot- mouth (HFM) disease, including 11 fatalities, have been reported in 60 out of 63 provinces and cities across Vietnam since early this year, local Voice of Vietnam online reported Thursday.

This figure is 7.46 times higher than last year, according to the Vietnamese Health Ministry's Preventive Medicine Department.

The report said nearly 400 cases of HFM disease have been reported in central Binh Dinh province since early this year, with children under five accounting for 80 percent of these patients.

Meanwhile, there have been over 900 cases in Ho Chi Minh City in the first two months of this year, a 3.6-time increase over the same period last year."

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