Stay Vigilant against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Featured

The latest surveillance data shows that HFMD activity is increasing in Hong Kong. Common symptoms of HFMD are fever, sore throat and skin rash over the hands and feet. To prevent outbreaks of such disease on the school campus, students who develop skin rash, fever, diarrhea or vomiting are strongly advised not to attend school and should seek medical advice.
In addition, they should

- observe strict hand hygiene, avoid touching the mouth, the nose or the eyes;

- wash hands frequently with liquid soap, especially before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied;

- avoid sharing food and drinks;

- maintain good indoor ventilation in classroom.