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Ask the Doctors - Should I worry about my child's exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

August 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I worry about my child’s exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

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Dear Doctor: My daughter’s school recently sent home a flyer about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children less than 7 years of age and is caused by one of 16 types of enterovirus. Outbreaks are more likely […]

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