These diseases is caused by a family of viruses called enteroviruses.
Permanent Secretary Doctor James Fong says the disease can be mistaken for what many have read about monkeypox.
Thus, he said the ministry was yet to diagnose a case of monkeypox.
Fong says Fiji is in the middle of its chickenpox season, and measles cases have also been noted.
FBC reports the PS says the ministry has released a number of health advisories and guidelines to all clinicians in the public and private sectors in order to facilitate early case identification and reporting.