PSA: Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Is Spreading Like Wildfire In Kids Under 5 PSA: Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Is Spreading Like Wildfire In Kids Under 5
Do you remember Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? It is a highly contagious viral infection that mainly infects young children. It causes red sores... PSA: Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Is Spreading Like Wildfire In Kids Under 5

Do you remember Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? It is a highly contagious viral infection that mainly infects young children. It causes red sores in the mouth, hands, and feet, just as the name suggests.

This year has seen a very bad outbreak. Children under the age of 5 are especially at risk. Hospitals around the country are seeing lots of cases and the bad thing is that it spreads very quickly and easily

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It is spreading especially quickly in Virginia right now. Kids that attend daycare or pre-schools are especially at risk.

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Fevers can last up to five days and then kids may experience a sore throat and blisters in their mouth, hands, and feet. When they get blisters in their mouth, they may resist eating and drinking. This could lead to dehydration which is also very serious in children. Especially in the summer months when temperatures are on the rise.

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Children mostly catch this disease but adults can also get sick. Unfortunately, there is no treatment because it is a virus. If your children have been exposed to Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, unfortunately, you have to just let it runs its course and monitor them closely.

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You also need to keep your sick child away from others because of how highly contagious this disease is. Luckily, it is generally not that serious and does not hold a risk of many complications except dehydration.

It has been especially bad in Virginia. Dr. Kevin Connelly with the Chippenham Hospital Pediatric ER told News 12:

“This year has been one of those bad outbreaks. “We are Seeing lots of kids with hand foot and mouth disease.”
He sees at least 5 to 10 cases of Hand, Food, and Mouth disease a night currently in the ER!
The Center for Disease Control has weighed in on this spreading outbreak…

Obinna Onyia

  • Jamisha

    2018-08-03 #1 Author

    Keep your children safe and always wash your hands!

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  • nihmath

    2018-08-04 #2 Author

    Very useful information.thank u

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  • Reikara Shinholster

    2018-08-04 #3 Author

    Have to be careful and keep the babies healthy

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  • Kuprece

    2018-08-04 #4 Author

    I’m so happy my son hasn’t had this I head it is very painful

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  • Brianna Sanders

    2018-08-04 #5 Author

    thanks for informing me i never knee you could die from hand foot and mouth

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  • Darius

    2018-08-05 #6 Author

    We need to be aware of this. HFMD is no joke

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  • T

    2018-08-06 #7 Author

    Wow keep them safe

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  • Star Morgan

    2018-08-06 #8 Author

    It’s very important to wash hands and when ur child is sick it’s very important to keep them at home so the spread won’t be so bad

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  • Amber

    2018-08-08 #9 Author

    My friends baby just had this

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  • Nakikio Briscoe

    2018-08-10 #10 Author

    Please keep hand washing a big deal in your home. Make sure your child daycare or school Disinfects on a daily.

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  • Jasmine

    2018-11-04 #11 Author

    People need to think about other people sometimes and stay clean. Washing your hands and keep your sick babies home.

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