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Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus Spreading

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Topic: Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus Spreading
Posted By: Technophobe
Subject: Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus Spreading
Date Posted: October 14 2017 at 10:43am
Painful, but not really dangerous: it is spreading steadily across Kansas and Missouri.

Hand, foot and mouth disease making its way across Kansas, Missouri

mailto:cynthia.newsome@kshb.com" rel="nofollow - Cynthia Newsome
6:47 PM, Oct 13, 2017
7:40 PM, Oct 13, 2017



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A contagious and painful disease is gaining momentum in the Midwest. 

Kansas and parts of Missouri are seeing more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. It's a virus that causes people who get it to have painful blisters on their hands, feet and in their mouths. It spreads when someone touches a blister or breaths droplets from an infected person's breath.

Kansas City, Missouri, Pediatrician Dr. Natasha Burgert, with Pediatric Associates, said, unfortunately, the only thing to do is treat the patient's pain with over-the-counter pain medicine and let the disease run its course which is 7 to 10 days.

It is more common in children younger than 10, but adults can get it too. Fall and winter outbreaks of hand, food, and mouth disease are typical because children are typically inside schools and daycare centers with other children who may be infected with the virus.


The symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease are:

  • Red painful blisters on feet, hands, and in the mouth
  • rash
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite

Keeping your hands washed reduces your risk of getting Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.


Source:    http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-is-making-its-way-across-kansas-and-missouri" rel="nofollow - http:///www.kshb.com/news/local-news/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-is-making-its-way-across-kansas-and-missouri



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Posted By: CRS, DrPH
Date Posted: October 14 2017 at 11:27am
Well, thank God it's not foot & mouth disease in our cattle! 

I was working in the UK when they had an outbreak: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_United_Kingdom_foot-and-mouth_outbreak" rel="nofollow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_United_Kingdom_foot-and-mouth_outbreak

Over 10 million sheep & cattle were killed to try to stem the outbreak.  F&M virus can easily transmit by aerosol for miles. 

Farmers were committing suicide, it was grim.  F&M virus may be a bioweapon that NK or other actor could use against the USA.  Be vigilant. 


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CRS, DrPH



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