N. Sembilan records 1,147 HFMD cases

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan Health Department recorded 1,147 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases up to July 8 this year.

Its director, Zainudin Mohd Ali said the number saw an increase of 114% compared to 536 cases reported over the same period last year.

"So far, there have been no closure of schools, kindergartens and child care centres in the state," he told Bernama here today.

Zainudin said following the significant increase of HFMD cases between March and April, the department had implemented various control measures including awareness programmes to the community.

He also advised the operators and staff of kindergartens and child care centres to keep the premises clean, especially the equipment being used by the children, and to screen those under their care to ensure that there were no signs and symptoms of HFMD. β€” Bernama