HFMD cases now 30 in Iloilo province

October 28, 2015 5:45 am 

By AJ Petinglay

ILOILO CITY, Oct 27 (PNA)– The Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases in Iloilo province has risen to 30 as of the latest monitoring of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

The five new cases monitored during the 41st morbidity week or Oct. 11 to 17 are from the towns of Dingle, Janiuay, Leon, Maasin, and New Lucena with one case each.

There were 25 cases of HFMD that were monitored from Jan. 1 to Oct. 11 with Alimodian with five cases, San Miguel with four, Bingawan and Calinog with three each and Pototan with two.

Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares Quinon said there is really a need to create awareness against HFMD especially in areas with new cases.

She said the viral infection afflicts mostly children, as she advised proper hand washing to prevent transmission.

She said parents should restrain their children from going to school when sick because disease transmission could last up to two weeks.

The disease is known to cause sores in the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes buttocks of a sick child.(PNA)

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