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School reopens but parents keep children at home

GEORGE TOWN: Since her daughter’s school was closed last week, Juheni Kamma, 40, has used eight litres of bleach to sanitise her home and keep the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) virus at bay.

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Statistics: Affluent families triggered HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: More affluent families in Penang, who travelled with their children during the school holidays last month, triggered the extreme outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) plaguing the state.

Nation

Health D-G: No reported deaths from HFMD or EV71 infection

PETALING JAYA: With the exception of Sabah and Sarawak, most states have shown an increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Nation

HFMD outbreak ‘beyond the danger level’ in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak has gone “beyond the danger level” in Penang, says state Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.

Nation

Penang hit with a double whammy

GEORGE TOWN: As if hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) was not enough, the number of people in Penang struck with dengue fever has nearly doubled compared with last year.

Nation

HFMD outbreak forces Kota Belud preschool closure

KOTA KINABALU: A preschool in the Kota Belud district has been ordered to shut down for 10 days after 18 of its pupils were found to have hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Nation

Pre-school in Kota Belud closed for 10 days due to HFMD

KOTA KINABALU: A pre-school in Kota Belud district has been ordered to shut down for 10 days after 18 of its pupils were found to have hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Screening Efforts

Teachers carry out the basic examination checks all kids for HFMD and sanitize their hands and mouth before being allowed to enter school.Lim Beng Tatt/ The Star

Nation

HFMD cases exceed warning levels, says ministry

PETALING JAYA: The number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases in Malaysia has increased by 28% as at June 30, said the Health Ministry.

Metro News

HFMD: Teachers step up screening efforts

THE students of SJK(C) Poay Wah in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, already know well the daily regiment of health inspection to check if they might have hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).