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As the new school year commences, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information on two diseases that can affect your school and can possibly cause an outbreak: hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and influenza.
Reports of cases and outbreaks of HFMD have been increasing in California and elsewhere. HFMD is typically a mild viral illness that is more common among infants and young children; however, it can affect people of any age. The symptoms of HFMD include fever, sore throat, skin rash, and red spots or sores in the mouth. However, in rare occasions, complications like viral meningitis can occur. Symptoms of viral meningitis can include headache, stiff neck, fever and photophobia (light sensitivity). People with viral meningitis may need to be hospitalized.
As the new school year….