Bali must be aware of the EV71

Another new disease found in China; a fever, mouth sores and rashes with blister which caused by virus EV71. As mention in Quennsland Goverment site Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease is a rare but serious complication of infection with
Enterovirus 71, a virus which can also cause hand, foot and mouth disease. This cases are rare and mainly occur in children; the virus infected children under 2 years old. It usually starts with a slight fever followed by blisters or ulcers in the mouth and on the hands and feet. However, in a small number of children it may cause high fever, meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the
brain itself), and paralysis. As a parents and especially as a tourism destination, this destructive effect should make us aware of this virus spreads among us.

Eventhough, The Health Minister of Indonesia “Siti Fadilah Supari” said that enterovirus 71 or EV71 currently spreading in China had not yet posed a serious threat to Indonesia. “I haven’t received any reports of EV-71 cases, so I assume there’s no such infection here,” she said. She added there were three patients currently being treated at the Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital for suspected infection of the virus. However, they are still undergoing tests, as written on Jakarta Post

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