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    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Vietnam
    This information is current as of today, May 26, 2012 at 09:20 EDT

    Released: May 25, 2012
    What Is the Current Situation?

    As of April 29, 2012, the Vietnam Ministry of Health has confirmed nearly 40,000 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) since the beginning of 2012. Cases have occurred in 63 provinces, and 20 deaths (all in children under 5) have occurred in 10 provinces. Hai Phong in the North has the highest number of cases, followed by Bac Can, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Hoa Binh, Da Nang, Vinh Phuc, Quang Tri, Dong Thap, and Binh Dinh Provinces in the Center and Southern Regions. The Vietnam Ministry of Health is taking steps to control the outbreak.

    Large outbreaks of severe HFMD occur frequently in some countries in Asia. Thousands of people may get infected during these outbreaks. Some people, particularly young children, may have severe disease requiring hospitalization or even causing death. To learn more outbreaks occurring around the world, visit the World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Icon?s website...

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    Re: CDC issues HFMD travel notice for Vietnam

    Flutrackers has been following the HFMD situation: