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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hong Kong : Public urged to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease

Via Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (November 28) called on people to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

The appeal followed an outbreak of HFMD at a kindergarten cum child care centre in Kwun Tong affecting 21 students aged between two and five.

Those affected, comprising 10 males and 11 females, have developed oral ulcers, fever, vesicles and rash on hands or feet since October 27.

None required hospitalisation. All affected children are currently in a stable condition.

Staff of the CHP have conducted a site visit and provided health advice to the staff."

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