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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    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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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/cat...bers-are-down/


    Sabah HFMD cases up although national numbers are down
    Durie Rainer Fong
    | August 7, 2018

    Sabah health director Dr Christina Rundi says 2,611 new cases detected against 2,200 the previous week.

    KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has recorded a rise in hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease cases although the total number nationwide shows a decline in the past week.

    State health director Dr Christina Rundi said 2,611 cases were detected in Sabah in the past week, up 411 from 2,200 cases in the previous week.

    However, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad yesterday said the number of new HFMD cases reported nationwide dropped in the week up to last Friday by 182 cases to 770 compared to 952 in the previous reporting week.

    Rundi said Kota Kinabalu continued to record the highest number of cases compared to other districts, with 564 cases followed by Beaufort (393), Penampang (258) and Sandakan (221).

    A total of 24 nurseries, classrooms and schools remained closed due to the outbreak...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/08...rmed-its-ev71/

    Confirmed! It’s EV71
    August 2, 2018, Thursday Peter Boon, reporter

    SIBU: The Health Ministry yesterday confirmed that the death of the toddler from Kampung Pangtray in Daro, Mukah on July 28 at Sibu Hospital was due to Enterovirus 71 (EV71) – one of the major causative agents of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

    Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye in a WhatsApp message to The Borneo Post confirmed the agent associated with the death of the victim.

    “One mortality for Penang (is) confirmed (to be) due to EV71. The mortality case for Sarawak (is) also confirmed (to be from) EV71,” he said when contacted.

    He added that as of yesterday (Aug 1), Sarawak recorded a total of 4,708 HFMD cases, while the overall figure nationwide stood at 40,949...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...ty-in-malaysia

    17-month-old boy is first HFMD fatality in Malaysia
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    NIBONG TEBAL • A 17-month-old boy died in Penang on June 6 due to the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said Malaysia's Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye.

    He said it was the first fatality in Malaysia due to HFMD and that laboratory tests done on tissue samples from the boy confirmed his death was caused by the disease.

    "The boy was admitted to a private hospital in Bayan Lepas, Penang, on June 3 after experiencing flu, breathing difficulty and mouth ulcers but his condition deteriorated and he died three days after receiving treatment at the hospital...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/07...-till-july-26/



    HFMD: 37,986 cases recorded nationwide up till July 26
    July 29, 2018, Sunday

    KUALA SELANGOR: A total of 37,986 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases were reported nationwide up till July 26 with many states except Sarawak recording a rise compared to the corresponding period last year.

    Health Minister Dr Zulkefly Ahmad said the number of HFMD outbreaks reported were 1,093 with 539 premises closed throughout the country.

    “Out of the total number of premises closed, 241 were nurseries, 259 kindergartens and 39 schools,” he told reporters after the anti-Aedes community clean-up programme at Warnasari Residency, Bandar Puncak Alam here yesterday...

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    Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...fmd-infection/

    Child in Sarawak dies from suspected HFMD infection
    Nation
    Sunday, 29 Jul 2018

    PETALING JAYA: A child has died of suspected hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) in Sarawak.

    The toddler, who was two years and five months old, was from Kampung Pangtray, Daro in Mukah.

    In a statement on Saturday, Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the child began to have a fever on July 24 and showed signs of rashes on the palms and feet, as well as oral ulcers the next day.

    “The child was taken to the Daro health clinic on July 25, 2018, diagnosed with suspected HFMD and given treatment...


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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/...cases-recorded


    HFMD: More than 35,000 cases recorded
    Posted on 24 July 2018 - 10:09pm
    Last updated on 24 July 2018 - 11:11pm

    PETALING JAYA: Authorities have recorded 35,886 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

    "Nationwide, 469 premises have been closed, including 217 childcare centres, 223 kindergartens, several classes from 27 schools and one school each in Penang and Pahang."

    "The ministry held an inter-agency meeting on July 19 involving those in charge of monitoring nurseries, preschools and primary schools to discuss strategies for prevention and control of HFMD," he said in a statement today...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/435337

    HFMD: Malacca records almost 50pct increase in cases
    Bernama | Published: Today 11:10 am | Modified: Today 11:20 am

    Malacca recorded an increase of almost 50 per cent in the number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases, totalling 1,446 since Jan 1 until last Wednesday, from 795 cases during the corresponding period last year.

    State Health Committee chairman Low Chee Leong said despite the increasing trend and with a few schools and child centres ordered to close, the outbreak of the disease was still under control...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/front...-children.html

    Worrying Rise In HMFD Cases This Year, How To Protect Your Children
    Published on Monday, 23 July 2018 08:30
    Joomla Social

    Children in Malaysia are facing an increased infection risk of Hands, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) recently, with some states such as Penang and Sabah reporting increased HFMD cases in 2018 compared to the previous year.

    According to the Ministry of Health, 2,346 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth (HMFD) have been reported nationwide for the week of 08/07/2018 to 14/07/2018.

    Meanwhile the state of Melaka has also reported a 50 percent increase in the number of HMFD cases.

    MOH confirmed that the number of cases in 2018 is higher than in 2017, with a total of 33,425 cases this year (not including cases in East Malaysia)...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...ths-from-hfmd/

    Health D-G: No reported deaths from HFMD or EV71 infection
    Thursday, 19 Jul 2018
    11:58 PM MYT

    PETALING JAYA: With the exception of Sabah and Sarawak, most states have shown an increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

    According to Health Ministry update on the latest HFMD situation in Malaysia, there were 722 cases reported on July 18 (Wednesday).

    The cumulative amount to-date, from the first epi week (from Saturday to Sunday of the following week) this year, is 33,425 cases.

    In a statement on Thursday night, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said there are no reported deaths caused by HFMD or EV71 infection...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/...000-cases.html

    HFMD In Penang Worsening With Over 2,000 Cases
    Published on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:37

    GEORGE TOWN: The hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Penang is worrying, with over 2,000 cases reported as of today.

    According to statistics by the state Health Department, 2,082 cases were reported as of 12pm, an increase of 93.5 per cent at 1,076 cases reported last year.

    Thirty-two premises were ordered to close down for cleaning purposes, including seven primary schools, six pre-schools and 11 kindergartens.

    Among the seven primary schools, only Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Shih Chung was ordered to fully shut down until July 20, while the others only involved closure of classes...

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    Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/07...ered-in-sabah/



    1,605 cases HFMD registered in Sabah
    July 18, 2018, Wednesday Jenne Lajiun

    KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has registered 1,605 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) up until 14 July, this year.

    According to Sabah Health Department Director, Datuk Dr Christina Rundi, an average of 58 cases are reported every week.

    She also said that there is a five percent drop in the number of cases as compared to the same period last year.

    There are cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease at all districts in the State...


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