Pahang records 1,145 HFMD cases

The Pahang Health Department says 1,093 of the 1,145 HFMD cases recorded in the state as of May 7 were children aged six and below. – EPA pic, May 10, 2022.

THE Pahang Health Department recorded 1,145 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) as of May 7, a sixfold increase compared with only 190 cases in the corresponding period last year.

Its director, Dr Nor Azimi Yunus, said of the total, 138 cases or 12.1% were detected in nurseries, kindergartens and preschools while the rest were sporadic.

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