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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:11 PM

Virus sickens 110,000 in Vietnam, kills 166


http://news.yahoo.com/virus-sickens-110-000-vietnam-kills-166-093834584.html


HANOI, Vietnam (AP) Vietnam says an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has infected more than 110,000 people this year and killed 166, most of them children under 5 years old.

A Health Ministry official said Friday that the infection rate was slowing from a September peak of 3,000 per week to about 1,500 per week in December. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing policy.

The virus typically infects up to 15,000 children per year in Vietnam, killing 20 to 30 of them. Most people recover quickly from the illness after little more than a fever and rash.


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neverforget Dec 2011 #1

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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:27 PM

1. I had this a few years back when I was 36. It sucked

big time. I had a hard time eating anything because of the sores.

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