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Friday, May 20, 2022

N Sembilan records 2,249 HFMD cases since January - exco


Negeri Sembilan recorded a total of 2,249 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) from January until yesterday, said state Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairperson S Veerapan.

He said the cumulative number of cases in the current week was 766 cases, a two-fold increase from the previous week.

Seremban recorded the highest number of cases at 1,358, followed by Port Dickson (274), Jempol (200), Rembau (197), Kuala Pilah (87), Tampin (83) and Jelebu (50).

“The cumulative outbreak of HFMD in the state this year is 35, four of which are still active, namely three in Jempol and one in Kuala Pilah,” he said in a statement today.

He added that the significant increase in cases this year was, among others, due to the reopening of the education sector and public places.

Veerapan said parents or guardians should vigilantly monitor their children's health and not send them to school or kindergarten if they exhibit HFMD symptoms such as fever, ulcers in the mouth, and blisters on the hands or feet.


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