Weekly HFMD cases hit record high this year
2 hours ago
Fabian Koh

The weekly number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) here has climbed to a record high this year, along with slightly more cases from the strain that caused the death of two children in Malaysia recently.

The 1,249 cases of HFMD reported in Singapore between July 29 and Aug 4 - the latest publicly available statistics as of yesterday - are the highest number reported in a week this year.

It is also almost 11/2 times the 868 cases reported at the same time last year...