Hand Foot and Mouth
We have had a few occurrences of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease at our
Main Campus. Please watch your child for the following symptoms:
HFMD begins with a low fever, poor appetite, and often a sore
throat.
One or two days after the fever, sores develop in the mouth, usually
on the tongue, gums, and inside the cheeks.
These sores begin as red spots and often develop into ulcers. A
a blistered rash may then appear on the palms of the hands, fingers,
soles of the feet, and occasionally the buttocks.
The fluid in these blisters contains the virus.
A person with HFMD may have one or all of the symptoms. Some people
may show no symptoms at all, but they can still pass the virus to others.
The infection usually goes away without any serious complications within
7 to 10 days. In rare cases, complications of viral meningitis or
encephalitis may occur.