Emerging disease surveillance and response

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Situation Updates (25 March 2014)

Regionally, HFMD activity continues to be low, following seasonal patterns. Singapore, however, has experienced an increase in HFMD activity in 2014 compared to 2013, for the same time period. Though, the recent trend in Singapore has decreased and weekly number of cases continues to remain below the warning level (link below).

http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Statistics/Infectious_Diseases_Bulletin/2014/March/2014_week_11.pdf )

Table. Cumulative reported number of HFMD cases in 2014 and 2013 (for the same time period), by country.*

*HFMD reporting systems vary by country and any change in the surveillance system over time is not reflected in the above figures. Number of reported cases listed for 2013 and 2014 (unless otherwise stated), are for the same time period for each respective year.
**Recent trend is based on the 3 week moving average for countries reporting by week and monthly comparisons for the last complete month for countries reporting by month
1; data for Hong Kong (China) are number of sentinel hospitalized cases reported by Hospital Authority
┼ data not available to calculate moving trend

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