CHO: Report cases of HFMD Print
Sunday, 09 September 2018 18:50


The City Health Office (CHO) officer is urging health facilities to report cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) to prevent its spread in the city.

"We are continuing the monitoring and we ask the hospitals and health centers to report so we can properly monitor the cases," Dr. Dulce Miravite, OIC City Health Officer said.

In the year 2017, the city registered a total of 11 cases of HFMD.

The figure increased to 12 cases just for the first eight months of the succeeding year.

Most of the victims are children from 1 to 8 years of age.

The signs and symptoms of HFMD are fever, sore mouth or throat, malaise, vomiting, lesions found in hand, feet and genitalia.

Miravite explained that most of the victims are admitted to the hospital due to mouth sores.

There is no specific treatment for HFMD.

The virus will go away on its own after seven to ten days.

To avoid getting the disease, frequent hand washing is necessary to include proper hygiene and sanitation. (RGAAGo)