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Nation 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak on high alert for HFMD

Sarawak is on high alert for hand foot and mouth disease following the detection of the EV71 virus sometime in the middle of the year.

Community 06 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Campaign to teach children importance of washing hands

THE manufacturer of personal wash products, Dettol, has launched a new campaign to educate children about the importance of hygiene.

Nation 09 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak moves to break HFMD cycle

Sarawak is taking steps to prevent a major outbreak of hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) following the detection of several cases involving the EV71 virus, which can cause a more severe form of the disease.

Nation 26 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tampin school reopens a day after closure for HFMD

The school in Tampin, Negri Sembilan, which was closed on Thursday after three pupils were believed to have come down with the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), was reopened yesterday.

Nation 19 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Pupils get HFMD all clear

Three of four SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 1 pupils who were diagnosed with the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been discharged from the Damansara Specialist Hospital, said Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai.

Community 19 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Teachers and parents turn up to clean school compound

A sense of stillness and the smell of disinfectant enveloped SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail (1) on the first day it was closed following six reported cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

Nation 14 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

HFMD fears in Sarawak

Hospitals and clinics in Sarawak have been told to watch out for a possible outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the coming months.

Nation 13 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak on alert for the HFMD

Watch out for possible outbreak of the hands, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the next few months, all government and private hospitals and clinics in Sarawak have been told.

Fitness 11 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Starting them young

Teaching children how tostay away from germscan be a powerful tool tohelp prevent somecommunicable diseases.

Health 11 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

What’s with these body parts?

Due to its tendency to cause large outbreaks and some deaths, Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease has become an important public health issue in certain parts of the world, especially in Asia.