Quang Ngai reports 2nd death from hand, foot and mouth disease 

Published: 31/05/2011 05:00



An infant died from hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai last Sunday, the second HFMD fatality in the province this month.

Tran Chanh Khang, the 20-month-old boy, died just one day after being admitted to hospital with serious complications.

On May 15, Le Quang Anh, a 23-month-old boy became the first HFMD death in Quang Ngai this year.

Anh was admitted to hospital a day earlier with high fever, trouble breathing and rash on his palms and legs.


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Doctors said it was too late to save the boy because he developed fever at home two days before being taken to hospital.

An estimated 200 HFMD cases have been reported in Quang Ngai since early this month.

The whole country has so far recorded more than 2,000 cases, 96 percent of which originated from the southern region.

Source: Nguoi Lao Dong

Provide by Vietnam Travel

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