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Hand-Foot-and Mouth Disease

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  1. Hand-Foot-and Mouth Disease By Allie Wrabel

  2. Origin • Commonly caused by a Coxsackie A16 virus

  3. Structural Information • RNA virus • Family: Picornaviridae • Genus: Enterovirus

  4. Symptoms • Fever • Sore throat • Malaise • Blisters • Rash • Loss of appetite

  5. How is it spread? • Person to person • Body secretions • Blister fluid • Stool • Poor Hygiene

  6. Treatment • No specific treatment • Oral anesthetic • Over-the-counter pain medication

  7. Occurrence Temperate climates Usually summer and fall Tropical climates Year round

  8. Occurrence

  9. Occurrence

  10. Who’s infected? • Children younger than 10 • Can occur in adults

  11. Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease • www.mayoclinic.com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease • http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/hfhf.htm