It is generally during the winter that we become victims of infectious diseases. For some time a disease has wreaked havoc particularly among the younger ones and this one has a rather strange name, it is called the feet-hand-mouth disease. We propose to discover in this article the symptoms as well as the causes of this disease.
Foot-hand-mouth syndrome is a disease that mainly affects young children. It can be highly contagious and is caused by enterovirus viruses. The spread of this virus is very rapid.
The virus can be transmitted from person to person through saliva, stools, food or simply by contact with the hands or infected objects.
Generally the first signs appear after the incubation period which lasts between 3 to 6 days. We can observe the presence of small vesicles in the palm of the hand as well as on the soles of the feet. This can be accompanied by abdominal pain, mild fever, lack of appetite and sore throat.
How to protect the children from foot-hand-mouth disease?
There is no special care to protect your children however it is important to have an irreproachable personal hygiene. Teach your children to wash their hands before each meal and after leaving the restroom.
These actions will limit the possibilities of being a victim of this contamination.
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