Epidemiology and control of hand, foot and mouth disease in Singapore, 2001-2007.

  title={Epidemiology and control of hand, foot and mouth disease in Singapore, 2001-2007.},
  author={Li Wei Ang and Benjamin K W Koh and Kwai Peng Chan and Lian Tee Chua and Lyn James and Kee Tai Goh},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={38 2},
INTRODUCTION We reviewed the epidemiology of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Singapore after the 2000 epidemic caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71), with particular reference to the cyclical pattern, predominant circulating enteroviruses and impact of prevention and control measures in preschool centres. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed the epidemiological data from all clinical cases and deaths of HFMD diagnosed by medical practitioners and notified to the Ministry of Health, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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