A total of 12,581 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) were reported in the country from January 1 to July 5, deputy government spokesman Anusorn Iamsa-ard said.
He said the average was 19.8 per 100,000 people, but there were no reports of death from the disease. Only one case, in Nan province, was reported to be in a serious condition.
Since the possibility is high for the disease to spread further, the cabinet today approved the Public Health Ministry's proposal to take measures to prevent and control HFMD.
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