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34,000 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) reported in Thailand so far

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BANGKOK, 24 July 2014 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health stated that 34,000 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported in Thailand so far this year.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Narong Saha-methapat said the figure is rising every year despite tighter surveillance, control, and treatment of HFMD across the country. Cases have been detected in all provinces of the kingdom.

HFMD is a contagious illness that is caused by different viruses.

Read more: NNT


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