Health Department Warns Of Influx Of Hand Foot And Mouth Disease

Nov 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm |

It's highly contagious, and it's on the rise...

I’ll never forget when my daughter, who was my only child at the time, came down with hand, foot and mouth disease. It was summer and I originally thought she was having a reaction to the sunscreen I had used on her. After taking her to the pediatrician I was informed that she had hand foot and mouth disease, which sounds so much scarier than it really is!

Now a local health department in Columbus, Georgia is warning parents that Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is in their area and can quickly spread.

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A local health department is warning parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease among their children.

Do you know what to look for?