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    Outbreak of Coxsackie virus sidelines sports teams
    September 21, 2018 06:05 PM

    Several football players are taking an unexpected and unwanted time out in Amsterdam. School officials say players on both the varsity and the junior varsity teams have confirmed cases of the Coxsackie virus, better known as hand, foot and mouth disease.

    "I think parents are very concerned because of the outbreak and the fever and the blisters that are associated with hand, foot and mouth, but I'm here to tell you that it's not a deadly disease. it's not a deadly virus," said Sara Boerenko, Director of Public Health in Montgomery County.

    Boerenko says the virus is commonly seen in younger children, but an outbreak at the middle or high school level is unusual...

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    Outbreak of Coxsackie virus is spreading at Upstate NY schools
    By Ngoc Huynh | Posted September 27, 2018 at 02:00 PM | Updated September 27, 2018 at 03:09 PM

    At least five school districts in the Capital region are dealing with cases of the Coxsackie virus among students.

    The virus also known as hand, foot and mouth disease has been reported in the Broadalbin-Perth, Cohoes, Amsterdam, Gloversville, and Fonda-Fultonville school districts. It is very contagious and causes flu-like symptoms including fever, headache and muscle aches.

    On Wednesday, several students at Horseheads High School have been diagnosed with impetigo. This highly contagious skin infection is caused by strep or staph bacteria...


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      Upstate NY Coxsackie virus update: Outbreak at Marist College, more
      By Ngoc Huynh | | Posted October 11, 2018 at 10:04 PM | Updated October 11, 2018 at 10:21 PM

      A very contagious viral infection is spreading in Upstate New York.

      Known as the Coxsackie virus, it is often called the hand, foot and mouth disease. Symptoms are similar to the flu. They include fever, sore throat, lesions in the mouth, or skin rash on palms of the hands, soles of the feet, knees, elbows or buttocks.

      Last month, most of the cases occurred at elementary or high schools. Now, there is an outbreak at Marist College in the Hudson Valley with 39 cases as of Wednesday, according to the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health.

      Marist College

      Located in Poughkeepsie on the banks of the Hudson River, the campus community of Marist College has a total student population of about 6,657...


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        Going Viral: Coxsackie Hits Campus During Flu Season
        By UC Tangerine -
        November 9, 2018

        Amajla Tricic, News Editor

        The Student Wellness Center recently sent an email to students and faculty that a small number of students have contracted Coxsackie Disease, also known as hand, foot and mouth disease, on the Utica College campus.

        The disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can occur in adults, and the symptoms vary for those who contract it...