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Weekly consultation rates of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) reported by General Out-patient Clinics (GOPC) and Private Medical Practitioner (PMP) Clinics 2021

Weekly consultation rates of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) reported by General Out-patient Clinics (GOPC) and Private Medical Practitioner (PMP) Clinics 2021

Week 14 (28/3 – 3/4)
Latest data reported by sentinel PMP clinics showed the consultation rate for hand, foot and mouth disease was at baseline level.
The CHP monitors the overall activity of common infectious diseases through a series of surveillance systems. The overall hand, foot and mouth disease activity in Hong Kong was at baseline level.

For the week ending Rate (per 1000 consultations)
GOPC PMP clinics
2/1 0.1 0.0
9/1 0.1 0.0
16/1 0.1 0.0
23/1 0.1 0.0
30/1 0.0* 0.0
6/2 0.1 0.0
13/2 0.1 0.0
20/2 0.1 0.0
27/2 0.1 0.0
6/3 0.1 0.0
13/3 0.1 0.0
20/3 0.1 0.0
27/3 0.1 0.0
3/4 0.1 0.0
10/4    
17/4    
24/4    
1/5    
8/5    
15/5    
22/5    
29/5    
5/6    
12/6    
19/6    
26/6    
3/7    
10/7    
17/7    
24/7    
31/7    
7/8    
14/8    
21/8    
28/8    
4/9    
11/9    
18/9    
25/9    
2/10    
9/10    
16/10    
23/10    
30/10    
6/11    
13/11    
20/11    
27/11    
4/12    
11/12    
18/12    
25/12    

Note:
The CHP has started to use electronic data on diagnosis coding of patients of the Hospital Authority's General Out-patient Clinics for sentinel surveillance since January 2020, replacing manual data collection in the past.
* Less than 0.05