2 toddlers contract Hand, Foot and Mouth disease after playing at Dempsey Rd playground

PHOTO: 2 toddlers contract Hand, Foot and Mouth disease after playing at Dempsey Rd playground

Two toddlers contracted Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HMFD) after playing at a playground at Dempsey Rd.

Stomp contributor Jay's son and niece both contracted the disease after playing at a playground at Dempsey Road.

According to the Stomp contributor, her had first suspected that her son had contracted the condition from school. However, she later found that no other cases of the disease had been reported at the school.

She later found that her cousin's daughter had also gotten HMFD, some time after a visit to the same playground.

The Stomp contributor wrote:

"Hi, I would like to highlight to all mummies out there to be careful of playgrounds. I brought my son to one at Dempsey last year in October.

"2 weeks later, he got HFMD.

"Initially we suspected that he had gotten it from the school he attends everyday for two hours.

"However, his teacher had said that there were no other cases reported.

"We also didn't place him in contact with other kids during these two weeks.

"Recently, my cousin's daughter also got HFMD. Coincidentally she had also gone to the same playground.

"I recalled that during my son's visit, the playground did not check the kids' temperatures or enforce the use of disinfecting sanitizers.

"I urge all mummies to pay special attention when bringing their kids to such places.

"Attached are a few photos of how serious my son's HFMD case was."


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