After Cambodia, all of southeast Asia is getting nervous. Via The Malaysian Insider: Increase in HFMD cases in Sarawak.
The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) affecting children in Sarawak is still high, but has yet to reach an epidemic level, State health director Dr Zulkifli Jantan said today.
He said more HFMD cases were reported among children when they returned home for the Gawai Dayak festival and school holiday.
However, he said, no deaths from HFMD had been reported yet.
He advised the public to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.
“They should take care of their hygiene and children with symptoms of the disease should not go to schools,” he told reporters after opening the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) at Sibu Hospital here today.
Dr Zulkifli said so far the Kuching division reported the highest number of HFMD, totalling 115 cases, followed by Sri Aman (64); Miri (57); Sibu (31); Kapit (26); Betong (21), Bintulu (15); Mukah (14) and Sarikei (3).