Spike in HFMD cases
Singapore is seeing a spike in the number of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease or H-F-M-D cases, caused by Enterovirus-71.
Also known as EV-71, this strain of the virus is known to be more lethal.
In July and August this year, seven out of every 100 cases of HFMD were caused by EV-71.
EV-71 has been associated with illnesses that can cause death in children, such as meningitis.
It can also cause complications, such as neurological and respiratory problems.
Health authorities say they are concerned about this upward trend, and are monitoring the situation.
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