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HFMD and EV71 situation update

     A spokesman for the Department of Health said reports about one enterovirus 71 infection and five Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) institutional outbreaks were received during the 24 hours ending at noon today (June 11).

     This brings to 374 the cumulative total number of HFMD institutional outbreaks in 2010.

     The new institutional outbreaks took place in four districts: Southern District, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and Sha Tin.

     Four schools are closed due to HFMD outbreaks.

     More information about the current status of HFMD is available from a daily situation report published by the CHP on its website, .

Ends/Friday, June 11, 2010
Issued at HKT 19:17


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