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    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Spreads in Area District
    Posted on: 5:28 pm, May 3, 2012, by Michelle Pekarsky

    PECULIAR, Mo. ? The Raymore-Peculiar School District sent a letter home to parents Thursday, warning them of the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease virus that has afflicted several students there...

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    Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Hits St. Louis
    May 21, 2012 6:19 PM

    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A virus called hand, foot and mouth disease is making the rounds among kids in the St. Louis area.

    SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says they’re seeing between 20 and 30 cases a day come into the ER at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center...

    (click above for video report)

    Emergency rooms treating pediatric Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
    6:16 PM, May 21, 2012

    By Alex Fees

    St. Louis (KSDK) - A highly contagious, relatively harmless condition is sending the unsuspecting parents of many children to the emergency room these days.

    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is a virus. Symptoms include fever, blisters, and a rash.

    Stefanee Keth is a pediatric nurse practitioner at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

    "I would say in the course of a day, just me working a 12 hour shift here in the ER, I would see eight to ten patients with it. More than ever before in my career," said Keth...
    Last edited by Shiloh; May 21, 2012, 08:45 PM. Reason: added second article/link


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      'Hand, Foot and Mouth' Outbreak Clears Up in St. Louis Area
      By: Dick Aldrich, Missouri News Horizon
      Updated: May 30, 2012

      (St. Louis, MO) -- A common disease with unusual symptoms is beginning to die out after a big outbreak in the St. Louis area... one point earlier in May, the emergency room at Cardinal Glennon was treating up to 30 children a day for the illness...


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        HFMD virus hit peak in county last month
        Disease affects mainly children
        By Don Norfleet
        Friday, June 8, 2012

        Hand-foot-mouth disease, a common virus affecting mostly young children, hit its peak in Callaway County about a month ago, Callaway County Health Director Sharon Lynch said Thursday.

        ?Like all viruses, hand-foot-mouth disease tends to run in cycles. It strikes mainly in schools and in daycare centers around young children,? Lynch said...