Friday, October 10, 2008

Sarawak on high alert for HFM disease

Sarawak is on high alert for hand, foot and mouth disease following the detection of the EV71 virus, which causes a more severe form of the disease.

Parents are urge to bring their children to hospital immediately if they noticed danger signs of the disease such as high fever for more than two days, repeated vomiting, poor appetite, dehydration and lethargy.

At the same time parents and child care-givers need to practise good hygiene at all times as this was the most effective way of stamping out the disease. Adults must practice hygiene such as washing their hands before handling children.

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2 comments:

joshua said...

hey bro, where is the source of this news?

cck said...

from thestaronline (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/10/7/nation/20081007184939&sec=nation)
on 7 Oct 2008.