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Published On: Sun, Jan 20th, 2013

China and Singapore report more HFMD cases in 2012 than previous year

In the latest Situation Update from the World Health Organization(WHO), China, Hong Kong (China), Macao (China) and Singapore have reported more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in 2012 than 2011.

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According to the update, China reported 2,071,237 cases with 550 deaths as of Nov. 30, 2012. This compares to 1,512,064 cases during the same time period in 2011.

In addition to China, the number of cases in Macao and Singapore nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Japan recorded a huge decrease in cases going from 344,341 cases in 2011 to 70,682 last year.

In Vietnam,  148,366 cases with 45 deaths have been reported from across 63 provinces up to 02 December in 2012. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that slightly more than half of the HFMD cases and 91% of the deaths have occurred in the southern region of the country.

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