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  • Hand, foot and mouth disease is spreading across the US: Outbreaks are occurring in four states

    Source: https://en.brinkwire.com/health/hand...n-four-states/


    Hand, foot and mouth disease is spreading across the US: Outbreaks are occurring in four states
    August 2, 2018 Brinkwire
    Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is spreading across the US.

    Outbreaks have been confirmed in Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, according to doctors’ reports.

    HFMD, which is different to foot and mouth in animals, is a viral infection that causes lesions to form on a sufferer’s hands, feet and mouth. Although usually not serious, the condition can be dangerous if scratched skin allows other pathogens to enter.

    The infection usually affects children under 10, with adults’ immune systems typically being strong enough to prevent the virus infecting them...
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