Over 2,200 HFMD cases detected in Negri since January

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan recorded a total of 2,249 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) from January until Thursday (May 19), says state health, environment, cooperatives and consumerism committee chairman S. Veerapan.

He said in a statement on Friday (May 20) that the cumulative number of cases in the current week was 766 cases, twice that of the previous week.

Year-to-date, Seremban saw the most cases at 1,358, followed by Port Dickson (274), Jempol (200), Rembau (197), Kuala Pilah (87), Tampin (83) and Jelebu (50).

He added that the significant increase in cases this year was, among others, due to the reopening of the education sector and public places.

Veerapan said parents or guardians should monitor their children's health and not send them to school or kindergarten if they exhibit HFMD symptoms such as fever, ulcers in the mouth and blisters on the hands or feet. – Bernama

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