University of Dayton reports six cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease

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    DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Six cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease have been recently reported to the health center at the University of Dayton.

    University officials say one of the cases is currently active. In adults, hand-food-and-mouth disease can cause a sore throat, low-grade fever and small blisters on the hands and feet. In infants, the disease can cause fever, fussiness and sores in the mouth, making eating and drinking difficult.

    Hand-foot-and-mouth can be transmitted through saliva, fecal matter, the air or by contact with blisters. The University of Dayton said it has since increased the cleaning of its bathrooms, elevator buttons and hard surfaces in the affected areas. They're cautioning students not to go to class if they have a fever of more than 100 degrees, mouth sores that make it difficult to swallow saliva or open sores on their hands and feet.

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