Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD)
Prevention and control measures: vaccination, maintain hygiene and conduct morning and afternoon inspection.
It is suggested that children aged from 6 months to 5 years shall be vaccinated with EV71 vaccine as soon as possible to reduce the risk of severe HFMD and death caused by EV71 infection and protect the central nervous system of infants from damage.
Students, parents and teachers shall develop good hygiene habits, wash hands frequently, access more ventilation and maintain a social distance. Pay attention to disinfection and cleaning of children’s daily necessities, toys and door handles.
Nurseries and kindergartens shall carry out morning and afternoon inspection for children every day. If children are found to have a low fever, loss of appetite or unwilling to eat, and oral discomfort (children may have cry of pain or put fingers into their mouths from time to time), they need to be paid attention to. It’s necessary to check on the children to see whether there are abnormal conditions such as rash / herpes / ulceration on their mouth mucosa in a bright place (or under flashlight), and carefully observe their limbs, especially their palms, feet, etc. to see whether there is any skin rash. In case of any abnormality, a timely notification shall be given to the parents to take their children to see a doctor.