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More Grenadian children being affected by hand, foot and mouth disease

Grenada is experiencing a significant increase in the number of children affected by the hand, foot and mouth disease when compared to last year.
 
Epidemiologist Dr. Shawn Charles said it is not an outbreak but the infection is seasonal with diagnosing mainly occurring during the months of February/March and October/November.
 
In 2016, Grenada had 86 cases, in 2017 there were 12 cases and to date, there are 80 recorded cases.


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