A sharp increase in childhood infections like influenza and HFMD after pandemic

Many infections can be prevented by making sure your children avoid contact with sick people, cover their nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and wear masks in crowded places.

Local outbreaks of infections like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and hand-foot-mouth disease have been reported all over Malaysia just after the government progressively relaxed the restrictions after the prolonged lockdown.

For example, in May 2022, the number of hand-foot-mouth disease cases increased by 12.8 times compared to previous years.

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