The characteristic blisters and rashes show up later, usually one or two days after the fever begins. What causes hand, foot, and mouth disease?
Email A viral infection called hand, foot and mouth disease has hit Florida State University. The infection, which is typically more common in babies and toddlers, has affected a small group of students, according to local reports.
Here are some basic facts about the disease. What is hand, foot, and mouth disease? Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the Enterovirus genus, or group. What are the symptoms? A couple of days after the fever starts, painful sores can develop in the mouth, followed by a skin rash with red spots and blisters on the palms of the hand and soles of the feet a few days after that.
They may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area. Not everyone gets all these symptoms, and some, particularly adults, may show no symptoms at all but can still spread the virus to others.
How is it transmitted? The disease can also be spread by contact with contaminated objects and surfaces.
How serious is it? In a very small number of cases, hand, foot and mouth disease can lead to neurological problems. How is it treated? There is no specific treatment for hand, foot, and mouth disease. The symptoms usually go away over the course of about a week. How can I protect myself?
No vaccine exists to protect against the virus but the CDC says people can take steps to avoid hand, foot, and mouth disease, including: Washing hands often with soap and water, especially after changing diapers and using the toilet. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and soiled items, including toys.hand someone something Fig.
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