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Hand-foot-mouth likely to spread as students head back to schools

The Ministry of Health yesterday sent a document to its departments countrywide asking to increase prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease for fear that with a new school year, kids are once again at risk for being exposed to hand, foot and mouth disease.

Hand-foot-mouth likely to spread as students head back to schools

The Ministry ordered departments to direct people’s committees and unions to popularize the information of healthcare and hand, foot, and mouth disease.
From the beginning of the year, the country has recorded over 20,000 people infecting with hand-foot- and mouth, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to the same period last year.
Most of the infection cases are from southern and central provinces such as Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Ca Mau, Binh Duong, Bac Lieu, HCMC, Khanh Hoa, Da Nang and Quang Ngai.
The Ministry also warned of a possible increase in the number of infected patients in the next time when students head back to schools.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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