Hand, foot and mouth disease possibly spread in schools

It is likely that the hand-foot-and mouth disease spread in schools, the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health yesterday issued a warning on the disease.

As per the warning, to limit the risk of contracting the disease in schools, the Department said that school management board should increase information of prevention to teaching staffs, parents and students.

Parents are advised to practice good hygiene, including hand washing, to lower the risk of getting sick. Teachers should instruct pupils how to wash their hands thoroughly with soaps before eating and after using toilets.

The infections of hand-foot and mouth disease usually increase from March to May and from September to December.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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