Health officials have reported over 60 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease in college students attending University of Illinois. A significant outbreak like this is unusual in this population, as the Coxsakie A16 virus normally causes this illness in children younger than 5 years old.
Transmisison routes for this virus are: direct contact, respiratory (including oral secretions spread by kissing), fecal-oral, and fomites. Although adults can still contract the virus, disease symptoms are typically more apparent in children.
Classic symptoms of the disease include: fever, rash, and mouth ulcers. The illness is usually resolved after 7 to 10 days.
The University of Illinois hasn't seen the only outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Earlier this fall, Florida State University saw a HFMD outbreak in about 15 students. Colorado University Boulder and high schools in Burlington, Vermont; La Porte, Indiana; and Pequannock and Kinnelon, New Jersey have seen smaller outbreaks of the disease.
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