29 Jul '11, 9am

Hand, foot, mouth disease kills 70 in Vietnam

Hand, foot, mouth disease kills 70 in Vietnam

A surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 70 people so far this year in Vietnam and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN HANOI - A SURGING outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 70 people so far this year in Vietnam and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5, state-controlled media reported on Thursday. Most of the cases have been reported in the country's south, and enterovirus 71, or EV-71, is the dominant strain circulating in Vietnam, Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Ministry of Health's Department of Preventive Medicine, was quoted by Thanh Nien newspaper as saying. EV-71 can result in a more serious form of the common childhood disease leading to paralysis, brain swelling or death. This year's outbreak is a sharp uptick from recent years. Since 2008, about 10,000 to 15,000 cases were reported ...

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