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    Highly Contagious Virus Sweeps Through Iowa
    Story Updated: May 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM CDT

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Doctors said an epidemic is spreading through central Iowa, leaving sick children in its wake. For pediatrician Dr. Nader Aljuni, the past few weeks have been busy because of a virus called hand, foot and mouth disease.

    "Almost every day, we have at least one case," Aljuni said.
    Doctors at Mercy Central Pediatric Clinic downtown report dozens upon dozens of small children sickened.

    "We're seeing a lot kids with really sore hands, sores on their feet and sores on their mouth, so a lot of times they can't drink or eat...

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    Re: Iowa: 2012 HFMD cases


    Childhood disease spreading in Central Iowa
    11:32 AM, May. 21, 2012 |

    ...Ann Garvey, deputy state epidemiologist, said doctors aren?t required to report cases as they are with many more serious diseases. Public-health officials don?t have solid numbers on the outbreak, but they have heard the virus is circulating...


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      Re: Iowa: 2012 HFMD cases


      Hand, foot, mouth disease spreading in Iowa
      Posted: May 22, 2012 5:48 PM EDT
      Written by Kera Mashek, Multimedia Journalist


      Iowa doctors are seeing more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in children. The outbreak started in central Iowa, but pediatricians in this area have seen dozens of cases in the past couple of weeks. Experts say warm weather could be helping the virus spread...