Malaysian health officials are reporting a decrease in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases in the past month.
Weekly reporting of HFMD case reporting showed a decrease since August 5, 2018. For the week 36 (September 2 to September 6, 2018), 1,475 cases were reported, a reduction of 140 cases (8.7%) compared to 1,615 cases in the same period last week (26 August to 30 August 2018).
The total number of HFMD cases from 1 January 2018 to 6 September 2018 is 58,693 cases. This amount is higher than the number of cases in 2017 and all states show increases in cases.
No new HFMD death case has been reported. Deaths caused by HFMD and EV71 infection remain two (2) cases, each one (1) in Sarawak and one (1) in Penang.
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