Hand, foot and mouth disease spirals in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 09/11/2015 14:46 GMT + 7

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), a contagious viral illness, is surging in Ho Chi Minh City, with the number of hospitalized patients in a recent week being over 30 percent higher than the average of the four preceding weeks, according to health authorities.

A total of 4,559 people, most of whom are children, were hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City from early this year to September 4 for treatment for HFMD, which means 100-150 cases per week, the municipal Preventive Health Center said. Tiếp tục đọc “Hand, foot and mouth disease spirals in Ho Chi Minh City”