Tag: hand foot and mouth disease

Health Ministry says no EV-71 in Malaysia

July 16, 2012

MALAYSIA –  The country’s Health Ministry announced that the deadly enterovirus 71 (EV-71) that killed at least 52 children in Cambodia has not entered the country. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai (see insert photo) said that there was one patient related to the virus, but that person has been placed in quarantine and is under […]

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EV-71 in Thailand still under control

July 13, 2012

THAILAND – Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Thailand is under control thanks to measures put in place to prevent a virulent strain from spreading to Thailand from Cambodia, Deputy Public Health Minister Surawit Khonsomboon said yesterday. Extraordinary surveillance measures were being implemented to keep Enterovirus Type 71 (EV-71), a strain of HFMD that […]

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