Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious disease that is caused by different viruses. It usually affects infants and children under 5 years old. Adults can also get the disease. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, painful blister-like sores in the mouth, and a rash that may appear as blisters. HFMD is usually mild, and nearly all infected people recover in 7 to 10 days.

HFMD spreads through close personal contact, such as kissing or hugging, coughing and sneezing, contact with feces, and touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them then putting your fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth.

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For more information, visit:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease