Hand, Foot and Mouth
Disease (HFMD) is a human syndrome caused by intestinal
viruses of the picornaviridae family: coxsackie
A virus and enterovirus 71 (EV-71).
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease usually affects infants and
children under age 10. But it is less common in adults.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is contagious and is spread
through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of
an infected person.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease typically occurs in small epidemics
in nursery schools or kindergartens (during the summer