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British Virgin Islands: 2022 HFMD

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    Be vigilant! 8 suspected cases of HFMD reported locally
    in All News / By: BVI News on August 18, 2022 at 2:36 PM /

    The Environmental Health Division is heightening surveillance of early childhood centres across the Virgin Islands following the report of eight suspected cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) locally.

    Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael encourages owners and teachers at early childhood centers, including parents, to be watchful for any HFMD symptoms, and to help curb the spread of the disease by implementing safety practices including washing hands often with soap and water, especially after changing diapers. Adults should help young children do the same.

    The Environmental Health Division has identified various contributing factors to the spread of the contagious and infectious diseases like HFMD through inspections and investigations...