Monday, August 25, 2008

More About HFMD

It is compulsary to keep the affected child at home for at least 10 days to 2 weeks so that the disease is not spread to other kids. In HFMD a child can contract it twice or more if care in hygiene is not taken care. Some parents thinking that their child, after recovery from it in a week, may bring the child out and act irresponsible. However he or she did not realise that even after the child had recovered, he may catch it again from the chain of virus that could come from him in a cycle.

So if you really want to help your child and other kids, keep him or her at home so that the chain is not continued to other child, thus you child is also safe from contracting it again. Such is the case of a 3 year old boy in Singapore that contracted HMFD and died from it. Before it happened, this boy had actually caught it once just few months before! And the following few days after the death of the little boy, the sister was admitted to KK Hospital for showing symptoms of the disease too.

Remember, act responsible.

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