Coxsackie now in Flemington school: Hand, foot and mouth disease keeps spreading
A school district in Flemington is the latest to experience an outbreak of coxsackie virus.
According to NJ Advance Media, Hunterdon Central Regional High School has two confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, and one suspected case. Coxsackie is the virus associated with the illness.
The school's doctor, Jack Kripsak, told NJ Advance Media that the two confirmed cases of HFMD are with the high school's boys soccer team.
There's a possibility the outbreak could impact North Hunterdon High School as well. Kripsak told NJ Advance Media that some student athletes are experiencing HFMD symptoms.
The New Jersey Department of Health says the virus is common this time of year.
At least three Kinnelon school district students have confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease — prompting the school to disinfect facilities and cancel soccer and football games — the school district announced this week.
An outbreak in Pequannock caused that town’s high school football team to postpone its season opener.
New Jersey 101.5’s own meteorologist, Dan Zarrow, came down with hand, foot and mouth disease a few weeks earlier. For him, it caused painful blisters and sores, including in his mouth. He recovered after rest, hydration and treatments to help ease the symptoms.
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