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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vietnam : Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease rocket

Via Vietnam Net :

" The number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in the first 6 weeks of the year has reached 6,328. The number is 7.3 times higher than in the same period of a year earlier, and 9 cases have been fatal, the Health Ministry’s Preventive Health Department reported.

The developments of the disease in the past one and a half months showed that the this year the illness would likely be more serious than last year, when about 100,000 people suffered from the disease and nearly 200 children died, Tran Thanh Duong, deputy head of the department, warned."

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