About outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (warning)

September 11, 2018

In 2018 36th week (from September 3, 2018 to September 9, 2018),

The number of the patients with hand-foot-and-mouth disease reports per fixed point medical institution of Kitami public health center jurisdiction,

As it became higher than five people who are warning standard, we announce warning to prevent spread.

As the fashion may spread more in future in Kitami public health center jurisdiction,

We hope that we try for the infection prevention.


The prevention of 1 hand-foot-and-mouth disease

  There is not vaccine which is effective for hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and there is no medicine which can prevent attack for hand-foot-and-mouth disease again for the moment.

  Droplet infection, contact infection, feces Exit infection (virus excreted in flight entering mouth, and being infected) are known to infection course.

  Mask, hand-washing is validated for main prophylaxis.

  In addition, when you wash your hands, you perform with running water and soap enough, and please do not use towels wiping hand in common.

  In addition, because, by communal living of infants such as child-care facilities, do not widen infection, the staff and children well hand-washing

  It is important to do.

  In addition, attention is necessary for appliance and tableware entering mouths such as toys.

  When you change diaper in particular, you handle excrement appropriately, and please wash your hands well.


With 2 hand-foot-and-mouth disease

  As most of the age groups where are higher than schoolchild have already often received infection (including subclinical infection) of these viruses,

  There is not much onset in adults and is disease that infants suffer from mainly.

  In most cases, for symptom main for infectious disease cured only for light symptom by infection of virus the whole of mouth,

  It is kind of a summer cold to be prevalent for bullous infectious disease that can break out in a rash on hands and feet in summer.

  By disease favorable, person of most attacks is cured basically during several days; is sick, but headache, vomiting, high heat

  When we follow more than two days, it is necessary to warn as complications (meningitis, encephalitis) of central nerve may rarely come out.

  According to the infectious disease development pulse-taking, infants five years or younger occupy around 90% of the number of the reports in average year.


Detailed PDF is published in Kitami public health center homepage.

PDF of Kitami public health center homepage publication is this

Kitami public health center PDF [PDF: 154KB]





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