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Experts Say HFMD Panic Not Justified, But China Cases Yet To Peak

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Although the season has not peaked for the hand-foot-mouth disease that has killed 34 children in China so far, experts say there is no need for panic in Asia. Not all Asian countries typically report HFMD cases, but health authorities believe the amount and severity of cases in Asia has been greater this year. A Chinese expert told a meeting in Singapore the increase in cases in China was not unusual, but said the public vigilance also had been heightened by actions taken after the 2003 SARS scare. (Click here for more

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