Zambo registers 10 cases of HFM disease Print
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:07

By R.G. Antonet Go

The City Health Office (CHO) has registered ten (10) cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) from January to August, 2018.

Dr. Dulce Miravite, City Health Officer, said the office registered one case each for the months of February and March.

Three cases were registered in the months of May and July and two for August.

All of these patients were admitted but have been discharged from the hospital.

All of the victims are children aged four years old and below.  Five are male and five are female.

HFMD is a viral infection  treated symptomatically and usually lasts from 7 to 10 days if the immune system is strong.

Signs and symptoms of HFMD are the following: Fever, and rashes in hand, foot, and mouth of the victim.

Miravite said that the public must seek immediate consultation if they feel these signs and symptoms.

One can get the viral infection through infected secretion.

To prevent HFMD, one must practice proper hygiene and sanitation.

“Tiene sporadic cases pero tan monitor kita y prevent para hende queda mucho el caso," Miravite said. (RGAAGo)