Emerging disease surveillance and response

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Situation Updates (23 September 2014)

This surveillance summary includes countries where transmission of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease occurs and there is regular periodic reporting of case numbers.

North Hemisphere

China HFMD monthly trend has decreased since May (Graph 1). Data until August:
• Cumulative cases reported in 2014: 2,153,770
• Cumulative deaths reported in 2014: 323
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 143,653

Japan continues to experience a seasonal trend in HFMD cases similar to 2012, which is significantly lower than that experienced in 2013 (Graph 2). Data as of 10 September:
• Cumulative cases reported in 2014: 46,599
• Cumulative deaths reported in 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 3,474

Countries in the tropical zone

Hong Kong: (China) the current situation is part of the seasonal trend. This is significantly lower compared with number of cases in the same period for 2013, (Graph 3). As of 21 August:
• Cumulative cases reported 2014: 264
• Cumulative deaths reported 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 5

Macao (China) The number of new HFMD cases continues to decrease however; the number of cases is still higher compared to the previous years (Graph 4).
• Cumulative cases reported in 2014: 2,589
• Cumulative deaths reported in 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 280

SingaporeHFMD weekly trend decreasing based on reported data as of 13 September (Graph 5).
• Cumulative cases reported in 2014: 15,827
• Cumulative deaths reported in 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 377


Mekong area

VietnamThe number of HFMD reported cases in 2014 is still lower than in year 2013 (Graph 6). As of 14 September:
• Cumulative cases reported in 2014: 52,653
• Cumulative deaths reported in 2014: 5
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 1,357

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