Saturday 04 August 2012
Fact or fiction you decide
Cattle disease affecting children in Southeast Asia.
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreaks in cattle have affected children in Asia in recent months, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
The disease is usually not life threatening and can be cured within 7 to 10 days without complications.
The hardest hit has been China with more than 1.2 million cases and over 350 deaths.
Medical authorities in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam have all reported cases mostly among children under the 10 years of age.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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