Pahang detects 1,145 HFMD cases, six times more than last year

KUANTAN: The Pahang Health Department recorded a total of 1,145 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) this year up to Saturday (May 7), six times more than the 190 detected in the corresponding period last year.

State Health director Datuk Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said of the total, 138 cases or 12.1% were detected in nurseries, kindergartens and pre-schools while 1,007 cases or 87.9% were sporadic infections.

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