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Cambodia confirms more than 50 child deaths per foot

Outbreak hitherto been regarded as mysterious. After cases, WHO and the country's authorities seek to strengthen the population health

 
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Cambodian children playing. Foot and mouth disease has killed more than 50 children in the country
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Cambodian children playing. Foot and mouth disease has killed more than 50 children in the country

The Ministry of Health in Cambodia confirmed on Tuesday (10), where FMD is a disease that has killed more than 50 children in the country. The outbreak was being investigated and it was previously considered mysterious.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) works with the authorities of the country to reinforce good hygiene practices among the population, in particular the importance of washing hands frequently to avoid infection. The agency notes that the disease should not be confused with foot and mouth disease in animals.

Transmission occurs by direct contact with nasal secretions, saliva bubbles or by the person already infected.

According to WHO, no antiviral drug for FMD or vaccines. Patients should drink plenty of water and other liquids, since there is no specific treatment.

According to the organization, usually the foot brings few complications. But depending on the virus, can cause serious consequences including death.

More common in children younger than 10 years, symptoms include fever, painful mouth sores and blisters on the hands and feet.

With UN <i> information </ i>

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