Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Singapore is on the verge of HFMD outbreak

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Ministry of Health, Singapore


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Case submitted Date:25-Aug-2008 02:21:00

Subject: Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD)

soong seechoo
25 Aug, 2008 01:17 PM
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New outbreak looming here

Cases last week just 12 short of epidemic level; numbers likely to rise.

1. Singapore is on the verge of HFMD outbreak, health officials revealed yesterday (AUGUST 22 2008)

2. Last week, 553 people (children) came down with HFMD that usually causes fever and rashes on the hands, feet and buttocks. That is just 12 fewer than the Health Ministry's official "epidemic level." (553 + 12 = 565 cases reported, officially, then 'epidemic level"?) (Based on what basis is this figure used as 'epidemic level'?)

3. The tally last week was up from 415 over the previous seven (7) days, and health officials warn the numbers are likely to rise between now (AUGUST 22) and October, traditionally a peak period for HFMD.

4. This peak, though, usually affects fewer people (children) than the first one from March to May (2008), said Dr Lyn James. The reasons for the peaks are not known.

5. Severe HFMD outbreak from year 2000 to 2001 killed 7 children in Singapore.
On August 6, 2008, three-year-old Marzuk Adi died from severe form of HFMD caused by EV71 virus.

6. This year (2008), HFMD has killed 44 children in China, 10 children on Taiwan and 11 children in Vietnam.

7. Singapore Health Ministry and the Regional Emergency Disease Intervention (Redi) Centre organised a two-day regional forum on HFMD, which was attended by more than 80 scientists and public health officers from 12 countries.

8. At the forum's last day yesterday(AUGUST 22 2008) local vaccine company SingVax, Chinese vaccine company Sinovac Biotech (from China) and Taiwan's Centres for Disease Control gave updates on their progress in developing the world's first HFMD vaccine.

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Use Water-cure.
Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.

Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.

Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.

To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success. ***)

9. Both SingVax and Taiwan's CDC said they have seen good results in the laboratories and hope to start clinical trials next year (i.e.,2009).

10. The school that HFMD's victim Marzuk Adi attended, Elias Kindergarten in Woodlands (Singapore), reopened earlier this week after a 10 days closure to clean up. When TST visited yesterday (22AUGUST 2008), about 20 to 30 children were in queue waiting to have their teachers check their temperatures as well as hands and mouths to look for signs of HFMD. (Can the teachers also ensure the children drink each personal water ration every 90 minutes while the children are at the kindergarten?)

11. The mother of one pupil, who wanted to be known only as Madam Hafizah, 29, said :
"The school has done its best to check the school. . . and parents must know what to do."

12."In the absence of a vaccine, parents should ensure their children wash their hands, because the disease is often spread through saliva and faecal matter. They should also take their children to the doctor at the first sign of symptoms, and keep them away from schools and crowed places." said Dr Lyn James, director of the Health Ministry's communicable diseases division.

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