Ten Cases of Hand, Foot & Mouth disease in TCI

Providenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Ministry of Health is already with personnel taking classes at the TCI Hospitals on how to detect and cope with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease; the baby viral illness is recorded in Turks and Caicos.

Magnetic Media is told there are ten cases in country so far. It was this morning that we reported that Jamaica has recorded as many as 500 cases in 144 of their schools. Hand, food and mouth disease causes fevers and blister-like eruptions on the tongue, inside cheeks and on the skin of infants and toddlers, mainly.

The CDC says the disease is highly contagious and while it can happen in older children and adults, HFMD is most common in children under the age of five. The painful sores have no specific treatment and have a life span usually of seven to 10 days with the best way to beat it named as good hygiene.

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