Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
Situation Updates (25 February 2014)
Overall, regional HFMD activity, following seasonal patterns, is experiencing low level activity. Singapore, however, has experienced an increase in HFMD activity in early 2014 compared to 2013, for the same time period.
Singapore During 9 to 15 February 2014, there were 329 reported cases, higher than the number of reported cases during the previous week. Cumulatively for 2014, the number of reported cases was 1.9 times greater than the number of reported cases in 2013. However, the weekly number of cases continues to remain below the warning level (refer to:
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
For further information on the HFMD situation or its surveillance,
please visit the following links:
- Hong Kong (China)
- Yearly Enterovirus infections: http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/data/4/26/44/292/53.html
- Weekly virus detection from HFMD cases: https://nesid3g.mhlw.go.jp/Byogentai/Pdf/data24e.pdf
- Republic of Korea