Wednesday, March 07, 2007

ALERT! Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease reported in our area

I have been seeing quite a number of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases in the last 2 days and I hope parents will take note of this. Some of these suspect cases only have ulcers at the back of the mouth without the spots on the hands and feet. These are strictly speaking not HFMD but a variant known as Herpengina. Both of these conditions are caused by the same Coxsakie Virus. If your child is complaining of a sore throat and fever, please consult your Family Doctor and don't allow them to attend school

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