17-month-old boy's death in Penang due to HFMD


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 Jul 2018

NIBONG TEBAL (Bernama): A 17-month-old boy died in Penang on June 6 due to the hand, foot and mouth disease, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

He said it was the first fatality in the country due to HFMD and that laboratory tests done on tissue samples from the boy confirmed that his death was because of the disease.

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