HFMD: Cases rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak

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HFMD: Cases rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak

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HFMD: Cases rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continue to rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak but are still under control.googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Thursday, 19 May 2022 10:44 PM MYTKUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continue to rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak but are still under control.In Sabah, state health department director Datuk Dr Rose Nani Mudin said that 2,654 HFMD cases were reported until May 16, the highest increase compared to 55 cases during the same period last year.

She said the five districts reporting the highest cases were Tawau (435 cases), Sandakan (387), Lahad Datu (308), Kota Belud (244) and Papar (229).“A total 93.1 per cent of the cases were children below the age of six. Most transmissions occurred at home or early education centres,” she said in a statement here today.

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for the latest news you need to know.State health director Datuk Dr Rose Nani Mudin said the statistics, recorded until May 16, is more than a 50-fold increase when compared to the 55 cases detected within the same period in 2021.for the latest news you need to know.for the latest news you need to know.

Thursday, 19 May 2022 10:44 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continue to rise in Sabah, Terengganu and Perak but are still under control. In Sabah, state health department director Datuk Dr Rose Nani Mudin said that 2,654 HFMD cases were reported until May 16, the highest increase compared to 55 cases during the same period last year. “There have been no deaths caused by HFMD so far,” she said, in a statement here on Thursday (May 19). She said the five districts reporting the highest cases were Tawau (435 cases), Sandakan (387), Lahad Datu (308), Kota Belud (244) and Papar (229). “First, we need to increase awareness among parents on what the disease actually looks like, especially to look for early signs — so that they don't send their children to schools or daycare centres. “A total 93.1% of the cases involved children aged below six.1 per cent of the cases were children below the age of six. “Maybe after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season and so on we will see the effects again,” he said.

Most transmissions occurred at home or early education centres,” she said in a statement here today.” She added that HFMD is common among children aged below 10, with those infected showing symptoms that include blister-like lesions containing fluid appearing on the hand, foot and inside the mouth. He said that parents also have a responsibility to educate their children on personal hygiene like washing their hands to ensure the disease does not spread. Nevertheless, Dr Rose Nani said no deathes from HFMD had taken place to date and she urged nursery and kindergarten operators to implement actions to stop the spread of the disease at their premises. In Terengganu, the number of cases among children continued to rise with 1,182 cases recorded since early this year until last Tuesday. “Children under the age of five are the most vulnerable to contracting the disease. State Health Department director, Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong said there was a 10-fold increase in recorded cases compared to the 103 cases recorded in the same period last year. Hygiene standards must be met everyday and all surfaces should be cleaned to prevent the spread of HFMD,” he said. She said however, the spread of the disease was still under control because it did not involve serious infections among the patients. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had previously said that HFMD cases in Malaysia had gone up 15 times this year compared to the same period in 2021.

In Perak, State Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin said the state government would shut down child care premises upon receiving a directive from the Health Ministry (MOH) if infection cases in the state continue to rise. “The Perak Health Department will close kindergartens, nurseries and daycare centres if cases become severe. Towards this end, Dr Rose said the Sabah health department has launched several measures to bring down infections in the state. I, as a father, can now check with the kindergarten I send my child if there are any cases of HFMD there, and if cleanliness levels are met there,” he said. “To date, there is no directive to shut down,” he told a media conference after the 2022 state-level International Biodiversity Day celebration. A total of 2,638 HFMD cases were recorded in the state as of last Tuesday (May 17). “This is to assess the level of hygiene and practice of disinfecting equipment used by children so they are free from HFMD,” she said. Prior to this, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said HFMD was spreading at an alarming rate in the country. Dr Noor Hisham in a statement today said 1,676 HFMD cases were recorded in the previous epidemiology week report compared to this week’s staggering 7,526 cases, a 349 per cent increase.

He said that the spread was 15 times greater compared to during the same period last year with 31,661 cases reported. Dr Rose urged taska and kindergarten operators to give their fullest cooperation to prevent the spread of HFMD at the respective premises. A total 7,526 cases were recorded during the 19/2022 Epidemiology Week (EW) ending on May 14, which showed a hike of 349 per cent compared to the prior EW, with only 1,676 cases nationwide, he added. — Bernama Advertisement . Article type: free.