Kelantan records over 4,000 HFMD cases this year

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KOTA BARU: More than 4,000 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) were recorded in the state this year until Sunday.


Kelantan health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said of the 4,905 HFMD cases in 2022, 1,179 were logged between May 22 and 28.

“A majority of the cases occurred in nurseries and child care centres,” he said in a statement.

Dr Zaini said Kota Baru recorded the highest figure with 2,084 cases, followed by Pasir Mas (443) and Tumpat (415).


The cases this year marked a 243 increase from those recorded within the same period last year.

However, he said no fatal HFMD cases were recorded in Kelantan but several patients were warded at government hospitals in the state.

Meanwhile, a total 23 HFMD outbreaks were recorded in the state as of Sunday.-NST