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How Can Travellers Protect Themselves from HFMD?

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) has recently become much more prevalent in East Asia and Southeast Asia, including in countries such as Singapore. As a result, travellers are currently very wary of travelling within the region or into the region from other parts of the world. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel. There […]

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Prevention and Treatment of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Although in many cases, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a mild and short-lived sickness, it can have dire consequences in some instances. For example, when you have HFMD, you find it painful to drink fluids and you can therefore become dehydrated, which can lead to all kinds of other health problems. Also, in […]

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Why Most HFMD Cases Are Young Kids or Babies, and Not Adults

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that most commonly occurs in babies and infants and is caused by the strains coxsackie A virus and enterovirus 71. Symptoms include sore throat, sores inside the mouth and nose, blisters on the hands and feet, fever, loss of appetite and vomiting and diarrhea. Infants […]

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Primary School Students Latest HFMD Targets

Straits Times News reported a rise in Hand Foot and Mouth Disease among primary school pupils. Read more here from Straits Times 9th May 2012 article. Summary from the news is that primary schools students are now spreading the disease to their family, not just from their younger kindergarden or preschool siblings anymore. One of […]

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