Khet Udomsak preschool closes after HFMD outbreak
Khet Udomsak officials have closed the Ya Pa Yub Child Development Center after one of its 93 students became ill with hand, foot and mouth disease.
Pairoj Malakul Na Ayuthaya, mayor of the Sattahip sub-district, said about 20 other children stopped attending the preschool after one child develop red spots in his mouth, a primary symptom of the Enterovius 71 illness.
Administrators check young children for signs of hand, foot and mouth disease at the Ya Pa Yub Child Development Center in Khet Udomsak. The center closed when 93 cases were discovered there. Rayong thus far has been hardest hit by the outbreak, with 384 infected and 2 deaths.
School director Saengjanpen Aareewat said the center would remain closed through Aug. 5. And the local Public Health and Environmental Office was disinfecting the facility.
Saengjanoen maintained that the center observes strict hygienic measures, including making children wash their hands and disinfecting toys and equipment.
Youngsters at the Ya Pa Yub Child Development Center Khet Udomsak are taught how to thoroughly wash their hands.