Hand, foot and mouth disease reported in Waco

POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Health officials are reporting a rise in hand, foot and mouth disease among children in Waco and it could be coming from daycares.

There have already been 5 to 10 cases reported in the Waco area.

The virus is common in infants and young children and in a daycare it can spread quickly.

Experts said since there's no vaccine for the virus it's best to keep your kids at home until they get healthy.

"Signs and symptoms are a fever or just not feeling well. They will break out in sores in their mouth and blisters, things like that and sometimes they even have a rash on the rest of their body," said Kelly Craine, Waco Public Health District spokeswoman.

Even without treatment Craine still recommends consulting your physician.

And one thing to remember, the virus is not to be confused with hoof and mouth disease which is only carried and transmitted between animals.


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