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Coxsackie Virus

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yniqwa miller

on 13 November 2012

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By Yniqwa Miller CoxsackieVirus! HFMD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) WHO GETS INFECTED? Treatment ! - Offer plenty of liquids, especially low-acid drinks like water and apple juice, fruit popsicles

-Use a salt water gargle, sore throat spray, and other remedies to reduce throat pain.

-Give cool compresses and cool baths to a child who feels hot.

- Have toys, books, movies and for a feverish child sometimes they may get bored.

-Encourage the child to rest in bed or play quietly indoors even if he/she has no other symptoms. Fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters.
HFMD begins with a mild fever, poor appetite, frequent sore throat
One or two days after the fever begins, sores develop in the mouth They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers.
They are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks. The skin rash develops over one to two days with flat or raised red spots, some with blisters. The rash does not itch, and it is usually located on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It may also appear on the buttocks. The Coxsakie virus is a common childhood illness which affects mostly children aged 5 or under - No vaccine is available, and there is no drug that specifically kills the virus.

- But Your doctor may prescribe medicine to make your child feel better.

- The key to prevention of coxsackievirus infection is good hand washing and covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing. Recommendations coxsackievirus Pictures ! :) three Coxsackievirus can spread from person to person, usually on unwashed hands
and surfaces contaminated by feces, where
they can live for several days. The Coxsackie viruses were discovered in 1948-49 by Gilbert Dalldorf, a scientist working at the New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York two one sources http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coxsackievirus/AN00143







http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Coxsackie_A_virus FUN FACTS!! Coxsackieviruses are
part of the enterovirus family of
viruses (which also includes polioviruses
and hepatitis A virus) that live
in the human digestive tract. Coxsackie virus is infectious because is spread from person to person by direct contact with nose and throat discharges or the stool of infected persons. A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness. Coxsackie is not transmitted to or from pets or other animals. Outbreaks of coxsackievirus infections most often occur in the summer and early autumn, though they cause infections year-round Coxsackie occurs worldwide there is no
specific place with the coxsackie virus Geography Infectious
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