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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 495) Last page : ( 498)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00106.8

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Mrs. Rani J. Emy Jancy*

Asst. Professor, Shri Sathya Sai College of Nursing, Ammapettai Village, Kancheepuram Dt., Pin - 603108

*Corresponding Author Email: demynurse@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Hand, foot and mouth disease usually affect infants and children. It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. It typically occurs in small epidemics, usually during the summer and autumn months. The incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease has recently been on the rise in India due to the probable mass immunization programs.

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Keywords

Hand, Foot and mouth disease, Coxsackievirus infection, Enterovirus.

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