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Risk Assessment – Enterovirus 71

We have been closely monitoring outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease across Asia for a number of months and have recently observed an increase in the number of reported cases.

Last week an unknown illness was reported in Cambodia which had killed more than 50 children since April 2012. Within days the WHO issued a statement citing the probable cause as Enterovirus 71 which can cause Hand Food and Mouth Disease.

We have therefore created a Risk Assessment and will be monitoring the situation in South East Asia closely:

Level 2 Risk Assessment EV71.

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