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Hand, Foot and Mouth virus breaks out in Parma City Schools

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 18:10:53-04

An outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth virus has been confirmed in Parma City Schools by district officials. 

The virus usually begins with a moderate fever before small, round blisters begin to develop inside the mouth, usually along the tongue and inside of the cheeks. Fluid-filled blisters can appear on the tops of the hands, soles of the feet and between fingers and toes. The virus usually lasts up to two weeks. 

Typically, Hand, Foot and Mouth is transmitted by direct contact with respiratory drainage from a sick person. No medicine exists to cure the sickness. Sick children are advised to drink cold fluids and frequently wash their hands.