HFMD cases in Negri decreasing

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department has recorded a decrease in new cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the state, last week.

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan said 96 new cases were reported last week, down 37.3 per cent compared to 153 cases in the previous week.

“As of today, no new HFMD cases have been recorded. In total, 51 premises involving 24 nurseries, kindergartens, pre-schools (23), three daycare centers and a private school were closed following HFMD, but all the premises have been reopened,” he said in a statement today.

“We have held 11 town hall meeting sessions with government, private nursing and nursery operators and teachers in the state which involved 847 premises. We have also visited 12 premises to explain the five major aspects of HFMD prevention," he said.

Veerapan said based on an analysis conducted by the State Health Department, 75 to 82 per cent of HFMD cases were reported to occur among children aged between one and five years.

“Hence, I hope the public will continue to adopt preventive measures, especially child nurseries, kindergartens and pre-schools operators to prevent HFMD virus transmission,” he said.


The Negri Sembilan Health Department has recorded a decrease in new cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the state, last week. - FILE PIC

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