All You Need To Know About HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) > Articles > Preschooler & Up

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has hit epidemic levels in Singapore, with over three times as many cases in the first 18 weeks of 2012, as compared to the same period in 2011.

In the week of 29 April to 5 May alone, there were 1,468 cases reported, according to latest statistics published by the Ministry of Health. This is slightly fewer than the week prior, in which 1,590 cases were reported – a four-year high.

Given such numbers, it is no wonder that parents are worried. The best way we can be equipped to fight against the spread of HFMD is to learn more about the condition, keep abreast of the news of outbreaks in our neighbourhood and be prepared in the event that our children are infected.

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