HFM disease

Risk Factors for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Transmission in the Kindergarten Setting, Zhejiang Province, China, 2010

Background: From 2008-2010, an epidemic of hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in China has reached 3,415,512 cases and 1,384 fatalities. Of 543 focal outbreaks reported, 82% occurred in kindergartens. The current practice to close kindergartens to control HFMD transmission is disruptive and unevaluated. We conducted a case-control study to identify modifiable risk factors for HFMD transmission in kindergarten.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Jie Gao, J.C. Shen, Min Wu, H.L. Ma, J.F. Lin

Presenter (s): 
Gao
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