Philippines on alert for mystery disease

Posted at Jul 09 2012 04:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2017 06:11 PM

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Philippine health officials are on the alert against a mysterious illness that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia.  Enterovirus Type 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), has been tagged as the possible culprit. Department of Health spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag tells ANC what they are doing to prevent its spread to the country. - The Bureau, ANC, July 9, 2012