Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health and press sources, more than 900 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), a significant increase over the average incidence, are occurring per week. The outbreak is past peak, but weekly case numbers are still above the average incidence for the previous 4 years. More than 33,400 cases have been reported since January 1, 2016.  Travellers are reminded to exercise particular care in hygiene habits, including frequent hand washing.