NEWS LIST

HFMD: seven classes in five schools in Penang still closed

GEORGE TOWN, July 29 (Bernama) -- Seven classes in five schools in Penang were still closed as students there were infected with the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

2,103 HFMD cases reported in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, July 29 (Bernama) -- A total of 2,103 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) have been reported in Sabah as of July 27.


Education Ministry awaiting full report on boy's death from suspected HFMD

JOHOR BAHRU, July 29 (Bernama) -- The Education Ministry is still awaiting the full report on the death of a two-year boy in Mukah, Sarawak from suspected hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) yesterday, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.


3,488 dengue cases in KL, Putrajaya so far this year

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 (Bernama) -- A total of 3,488 dengue cases with six deaths were recorded in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from January until July 21, said KL and Putrajaya Health director Dr Zainudin Abdul Wahab.


HFMD: 37,986 cases recorded nationwide up till Thursday

KUALA SELANGOR, July 28 (Bernama) -- A total of 37,986 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases were reported nationwide up till Thursday with many states except Sarawak recording a rise compared to the corresponding period last year.


Selangor on alert level for HFMD

The HFMD cases peaked in early May namely between 15th week and 17th week with about 600 cases per week being recorded statewide.


Health Minister proposes 'gate-keeping' to check HFMD

The number of HFMD cases that is spreading is scary but if we can resolve this problem through gate-keeping at the entry points of the schools, this could solve the problem more effectively.


Go easy on workers with HFMD-infected kids, bosses told

I think it's important for employers to be understanding, otherwise parents will feel guilty and send their children to school or nursery, when in fact, their child (needs) to be housed (quarantined) at home so that the disease will not continue to spread.


HFMD: Class ordered closed in Tmn Tun

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- A class at Sekolah Rendah Taman Tun Dr Ismail 2 here was ordered to close and all 36 students to take a break for 10 days after four pupils were infected with the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Health Ministry mulls regulating Doula service

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health plans to establish a special regulation to control the 'doula' service (assistant during the birth process) for women who were delivering their babies.




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Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder commonly affects joints in the knees, ankles, hips, spine, hands and shoulders.

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