Hand, foot and mouth disease in infants 3 times in a month ↑… Fever for more than two days, go to hospital

It was found that the number of suspected hand, foot and mouth disease patients under the age of 6 increased more than three times from a month ago.

According to the sample surveillance results of hand, foot and mouth disease at 109 medical institutions nationwide released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on the 19th, the proportion of suspected patients with hand, foot and mouth disease in the age group of 0 to 6 in the 19th week of this year (May 7-13) per 1,000 outpatients With 13.8 people, it more than tripled from 4 people in the 15th week (April 9-15) a month ago메이저사이트.

During the same period, the proportion of suspected patients in all age groups more than tripled from 2.9 to 9.9. In the case of children and adolescents aged 7 to 18, the number increased from 0.5 to 2.2.

After the outbreak of Corona 19, the seasonal prevalence of hand foot and mouth disease appeared three years last year, followed by an increase in prevalence at a time similar to last year for the second year.

The main symptom of hand, foot and mouth disease is a blistering rash in the mouth, hands and feet. It may be accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

Most recover spontaneously after 7 to 10 days after the onset of symptoms, but in rare cases, complications such as meningitis, encephalitis, myocarditis, and paralysis may occur.

If symptoms appear, you should visit a medical institution and seek treatment. Infants under 6 months of age, those who do not drink enough fluids, such as not urinating, or those who have a fever for more than 2 days must seek medical attention.

There is no vaccine or treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease, so prevention and prevention are important. If hand, foot and mouth disease is suspected, avoid contact with others and refrain from using multi-use facilities such as daycare centers or kids cafes. Use separate cups and utensils, and separate living spaces.

Wash your hands after going out, before and after meals, after changing diapers, after using the toilet, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and after caring for a patient, and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. management is needed

In particular, in facilities such as daycare centers and kindergartens, it is necessary to disinfect and manage items that can be touched, such as toys and doorknobs.


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