Malaysia records 28,957 HFMD cases since January this year, says Khairy


Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says there has been a significant increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country, with a total of 28,957 cases reported since January nationwide. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 14, 2022.

THERE has been a significant increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country, with a total of 28,957 cases reported since January nationwide, compared to only 4,239 cases for the whole of last year, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the increase was expected with the reopening of all economic sectors, including the education sector with resumption of face-to-face learning , as well as kindergartens and child care centres.


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