Materia Medica Malaysiana

February 18, 2007

Two kindies closed on HFM fears

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:58 am

Star: SHAH ALAM: Two Community Development Department (Kemas)-run kindergartens were ordered closed temporarily after several children were suspected of having contracted the hand, foot and mouth disease.
The order to shut down the kindergartens at Section 8 here and in Padang Jawa was issued on Thursday, state executive councillor for health Datuk Dr Lim Thuang Seng said yesterday.
He said the kindergartens were shut down as a preventive measure although only two or three children at each of them had been found to have symptoms of the disease.
“Although the situation is not worrying, the shutdown will stop the disease from spreading and the kindergarten owners have been asked to clean up their premises as a precaution,” he told reporters.
The kindergartens would be allowed to resume operations only after they had been certified HFMD-free, he added.

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