Hand, foot, mouth disease alert

The Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control department has urged people to be cautious of the spread of hand, food and mouth disease and asked that infants or children displaying symptoms be brought to seek medical treatment immediately. Ministry spokesperson and director of the CDC Ly Sovann said on February 12 that hospitals have been seeing a rise in HFMD cases and appealed to all parents to be vigilant in identifying the symptoms so that children can be given treatment immediately. “Especially for children with dangerous symptoms, they have to be sent to the Children’s Specialized Hospital immediately. Dangerous symptoms include vomiting as well as arm and foot convulsions or weakness,” he said.

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