Monday, June 12, 2006

36 new HFM cases in Sarawak

Star: KUCHING: Thirty six new hand, foot and mouth (HFM) cases were detected in Sarawak Sunday with 16 children suffering from the disease admitted into several hospitals in the state.
This brings the number of child HFM patients warded in hospital to 27.
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said in a press statement that none was critically ill.
He said the total number of cases since the disease outbreak was reported in February was 10,375.
Sibu division had the highest number of cases with 2,509, followed by Miri (1,902), Kuching (1,346) and Bintulu (1,291).
More than 2,070 children have been warded so far while 10 children have died from the disease.
The last victim was a six-year-old girl, who died in Miri on May 6.

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