Hand, foot, and mouth disease

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a human disease which is caused by a strain of Coxsackie A virus.[1] Symptoms include:

HFMD is very common, especially in babies and young children. It is easily spread from person to person, so it often happens in a nursery or kindergarten. Only a small number of people get sick enough to go to a hospital. There is also no specific treatment for HFMD. It goes away on its own after one or two weeks.

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  1. "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie viral infection) (NYHD)". nevdgp.org.au. 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2011.