SIBU: Sarawak reported a hand, foot, and mouth disease epidemic in the last six weeks with 1,900 cases from a total of 386 clusters.
Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian in his Facebook post on Friday (July 1) said the 386 clusters include cases at homes, schools, preschools and kindergartens.
"For the last six weeks, there has been an epidemic outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Sarawak. Two weeks before last week there were 900 cases. And 1,000 cases last week," he said.
Dr Sim urged people to instill good hygiene at home, school, preschool and kindergarten where there are children.
"If you notice children with rashes and fever, please (advise them) to go to the nearest clinic and please help our healthcare authority to stop the spread of this disease," he said.