Friday, September 28, 2007

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in China

Hey guys! So I signed up for ProMed mail yesterday and I've already gotten 23 notices!!! Apparently viruses are taking over the world. Anyways, I found this really interesting article on ProMed about Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease in Vietnam. Since the start of September, over 170 infants have been diagnosed weekly with HFMD. Children are exposed to the viruses Coxsackie and Entero 71 viruses, which cause the disease, through toys and food. I've posted the link below but I wanted to point out an interesting aspect of this article. These outbreaks have been occurring earlier in the year than in previous years, when the disease had usually peaked in March or November. I haven't been able to come up with a reason why. Thoughts??,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1010,39475


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