HFM CASES IN BANGKOK DOUBLE THIS YEAR
July 30 11:55
BANGKOK, Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFM) in Bangkok rose to 4,695 in the first seven months this year with 85 percent children aged under five.
The number of HFM cases in the capital city from January to July was twice of that reported in the same period last year, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
However, no deaths have been reported so far, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said.
BMA'S Communicable Disease Control Division director Dr. Wongwat Liewlak told reporters Tuesday more HFM cases were reported in Bangkok's Klong Sam Wa and Phra Khanong areas this year.
Dr. Wongwat said HFM infection usually occurs during the rainy season with children five years and below at highest risk of contracting the disease.