Increasing cases of hand-foot-mouth: Health Department

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health said that additional 65 cases of hand-foot-mouth were hospitalized last week showing an increase of 19 percent compared to four weeks before.

The department said that there was no report of cases of hand-foot-mouth disease and deaths in schools. To actively prevent the disease, the deapartment warned that parents and children takers should eat safe food, wash hand with soaps and clean toys, houses and environment.

Dengue fever showed a decrease of 19 percent compared to average cases of 4 weeks before. In addition no death due to dengue fever was reported in the week. Since end of 2015 to date, the hospitalization of dengue fever have been on downward trend.

By Gia Phu – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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