Government Warns Against New Cases of Foot & Mouth Disease

The Ministry of Health on Thursday warned against new cases of the ‘Hand, Foot and Mouth’ disease found on the island.

The Ministry says over the past couple of days, a number of children ages 1-3 have been diagnosed with the disease which carries symptoms such as sores, inside or around the mouth, and rashes or blisters on the hands and feet.

Epidemiologist within the Ministry of Health Dr. Dorothea Hazel is therefore encouraging parents to, seek medical attention, if they spot any symptoms on their child or children.