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Hand, foot and mouth disease and Influenza
A Public Health Advisory from Solano County Public Health to Parents of Solano County Students
Welcome to the new school year! As the new school year starts, we would like to give you some information on two diseases that can affect your child and can possibly cause an outbreak at his/her school: hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and influenza.
HFMD is normally a mild disease that is more common among infants and young children but that can affect people of any age. HFMD causes fever, sore throat, skin rash (especially the hands and feet), and red spots or sores in the mouth. In rare occasions, HFMD can cause a more serious illness called viral meningitis. Symptoms of viral meningitis can include headache, stiff neck, fever and light sensitivity. People with viral meningitis may need to be hospitalized.
A Public Health Advisory from Sola….