Epidemic Hazard in USA on October 10 2018 04:18 AM (UTC).
There are new concerns over an illness spreading in schools across New York. Many of the patients are young but this could affect everyone, including adults. Doctors say they have seen quite a few cases of the Coxsackie virus, better known as hand, foot, and mouth disease. The problem is worse than expected. It is extremely contagious. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, and a blister-like rash. The virus spreads through bodily fluids and direct contact. Doctors say treatment is basically symptomatic so you can do your part to watch your kids and take care of them at home. "There's no antibiotic, no cure," said Dr. Lou Kapner from Rochester Immediate Care. "However it's a fairly mild disease, a mild problem that usually lasts for three days, maybe five days, and contagious for maybe a week after that." As for other treatment, doctors recommend good hygiene. They also like to prescribe plenty of fluids to lower the risk of kids getting dehydrated because children could end up in the hospital to get an IV. Those are extreme cases and doctors say they rarely happen.