Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreaks at Mallinson Girls School, 13 students infected

SRINAGAR — At least 13 children have been infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at Mallinson Girls School Srinagar.

As per the official communication of District Surveillance Unit, IDSP Srinagar, there has been an outbreak of HFMD at the school’s and the first case was reported on September 9 in the age group 4-5.

A team of doctors visited the school and identified the children affected with HFMD. The doctors found that some children complained of fever with rash, poor appetite, vague feeling of being unwell and sore throat.

Administration of the school were recommended that the infected children remain away from the institution for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms and must be allowed to join back after full recovery.

Besides, local Health Staff was advised to keep a close vigil on the situation and report accordingly. “

The order copy further reads that Screening before coming to class is recommended. If there were any more cases should be reported immediately Advisory regarding the disease was also issued to the concerned school. — (KDC)