Rise in hand, foot and mouth disease cases in Singapore

A file photo of a child getting her mouth checked. Hand, foot and mouth disease cases "fluctuates from year to year and throughout the year", said MOH.
A file photo of a child getting her mouth checked. Hand, foot and mouth disease cases "fluctuates from year to year and throughout the year", said MOH.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases have soared recently, with nearly 1,000 new ones reported each week since the start of March.

These numbers are significantly higher than the weekly figures for the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Health's (MOH) weekly infectious disease bulletin.

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