Sunday, June 04, 2006

33 new HFMD cases detected in Sarawak

Star: KUCHING: Thirteen children were hospitalised in Sarawak as the health authorities detected 33 new cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said none of the cases were serious.
He said the cases were reported yesterday in Miri (14 cases), Sibu (10), Kuching (four), Samarahan (two), and in Betong, Kapit and Bintulu (one each).
With the latest figures, HFMD infections since the outbreak in Sibu in February has increased to 10,065, with Sibu recording the highest number with 2,460 followed by Miri (1,972), Kuching (1,298), Bintulu (1,257), Sarikei (907) and Mukah (750), he said in a statement.
With the new cases, 20 people were being treated in hospitals, said Dr Chan.

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