Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Hand foot mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious viral infection affecting mainly children, with young children below five years of age particularly susceptible. It can also affect adults.

A person suffering from HFMD will have blister-like rash on hands and feet, as well as ulcers in the mouth.

Other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite


Please consult your doctor if you suspect you or your child may have HFMD.


How to protect your child and yourself from HFMD?

Good personal hygiene is the key factor in preventing your child and yourself from HFMD.

  • Wash your hands with water and soap, especially before or after eating and after going to the toilet
  • Do not share personal items like your toothbrush
  • Do not share food or drinks
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze