Virus kills 3 children, sickens 110 others in eastern China: report
State media is reporting that three children have died from hand, foot and mouth disease in eastern China, while about 110 others have also been sickened, the Associated Press reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency said late Sunday all the cases were reported in Jian'ou city of Fujian province from October 1 to 17.
Citing a provincial health official, Xinhua says the children who died from the infectious disease were under a year old and came from different towns.
Xinhua says the provincial government has sent eight epidemic prevention experts to the city to help local medical staff conduct citywide checks on children.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is common in young children and is characterized by fever, mouth sores and a rash with blisters.