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  • #16
    Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2...-234-new-cases


    NS records upward trend in HFMD with 234 new cases
    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) remains on an upward trend in Negri Sembilan, with 234 new cases recorded over the last six days.
    By Nur Aqidah Azizi - August 6, 2018 @ 7:25pm

    NILAI: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) remains on an upward trend in Negri Sembilan, with 234 new cases recorded over the last six days.

    From January to date, statistics show an increase of 214 per cent or 1,868 cases recorded compared to 594 cases recorded in the same period last year.

    State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan said at the moment, four nurseries and pre-schools were still closed due to the disease.

    “The spread of HFMD cases by districts to date is Seremban (1,299 cases), Jempol (140), Port Dickson (122), Kuala Pilah (101), Rembau (95), Jelebu (58) and Tampin with 53 cases,” he said...

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    • #17
      Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2...ealth-minister

      47,880 HFMD cases reported so far, says Health Minister
      Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said nearly 90 per cent of the reported cases involved children aged six and below.
      By Irwan Shafrizan Ismail - August 10, 2018 @ 7:41pm

      PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded 47,880 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) between Jan 1 and Thursday.

      Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said nearly 90 per cent of the reported cases involved children aged six and below.

      This year alone, he added, most states showed an increase in the number of HFMD cases with Selangor recording the highest number at 13,901 cases.

      He said the cumulative HFMD cases in the past two days have been dropping and that there were 710 cases reported nationwide yesterday...

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      • #18
        Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...tively-benign/


        Over 50,000 cases of HFMD recorded, virus strain relatively benign
        Nation
        Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
        1:58 PM MYT
        by martin carvalho, hemananthani sivanandam, rahimy rahim, and loshana k shagar

        KUALA LUMPUR: Over 50,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) stemming from the Coxsackie virus have been reported since the outbreak of the disease, says Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

        "Since January and as of Aug 14 (Tuesday) this year, a total of 51,147 HFMD cases have been detected.

        "Of this, 6,209 cases were recorded in Sarawak, representing 12.1% of the total number of cases," he said when replying a question raised by Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (PH-Bandar Kuching) during Question Time in Parliament on Thursday (Aug 16).

        Dr Zulkefly said that of the total HFMD cases in Sarawak, 1,387 of them were recorded in Kuching.

        On the recent HFMD deaths, Dr Zulkefly said analysis confirmed that the two fatal cases were due to the children contracting the EV-71 virus strain.

        However, he assured lawmakers that the current HFMD epidemic was not stemmed from the EV-71 virus...

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        • #19
          Source: https://www.malaymail.com/s/1667212/...ar-senate-told


          Sharp increase in HFMD cases this year, senate told
          Published 12 hours ago on 29 August 2018

          KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 ― Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases registered a sharp increase to 55,860 between January 1 and August 27 this year compared to the 25,070 cases in the corresponding period of last year, the Dewan Negara was told today.

          Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said these included the 3,767 cases reported in Penang, 2,388 in Negri Sembilan and 875 in Terengganu...


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          • #20
            Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/09...cal-condition/


            Toddler with suspected HFMD in critical condition
            September 1, 2018, Saturday Peter Boon, reporters@theborneopost.com

            SIBU: A one-year-old toddler from Sarikei suspected to be suffering from Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease (HFMD), who was referred to Sibu Hospital Thursday is in critical condition.

            In confirming this yesterday, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said: “Samples have been sent for viral testing – awaiting result.”

            Dr Lee cautioned that even though the number of HFMD cases has dropped in the past three weeks, the public still need to be vigilant, especially since schools have reopened...

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            • #21
              Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/09...-year-in-swak/


              7,023 HFMD cases reported so far this year in S’wak
              September 14, 2018, Friday

              KUCHING: Some 7,023 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported in Sarawak between Jan 1 and Sept 1 this year, says Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim.

              The figure is slightly higher that the 6,859 cases recorded last year.

              “However, if we look at the statistics from a weekly basis, the number of cases has actually dropped.

              “There were over 600 or 800 cases reported every week several months ago, now the number (of weekly cases) is getting less...

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