More Children Afflicted With HFMD Now Compared To Same Period In 2014

More children in Singapore have been afflicted with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) in the last 11 weeks, compared to same period in 2014.

Latest figures by the Ministry of Health showed that just last week, there were 609 cases, almost twice the number of cases compared to the same period last year.

Two childcare centres – PCF Sparkletots Boon Lay and Sunflower Preschool @ Balestier – have seen more than 10 cases and prolonged transmission. PCF Sparkeltots Boon Lay, located at Jurong West, has seen a total of 16 HFMD cases from Mar 3 to 12.

Health experts said current trends suggest that the number of weekly cases may continue to remain higher than last year’s.

More information can be found at the Health Ministry’s website.



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