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Hand-foot-mouth disease makes its rounds

Cases of hand-foot-mouth disease are prevalent this summer but doctors we spoke with say they have not seen a spike in cases.

Its a virus usually associated with children and the number of cases usually goes up in the month of August.

It causes blisters on the hands, feet, and mouth with a fever.

One of 13WHAMs photographers, Will Morgan, is being treated for it right now.

"I've had surgeries before. I've has the flu, chicken pox, everything. This is so much worse than any of those," says Morgan.

"There is no specific treatment, its a viral disease," says Dr. Anne Francis, a pediatrician with Elmwood Pediatrics. "The main thing is just symptomatic care."

Doctors say it is rare that adults come down with the virus. It spreads from person to person and you can best prevent it by washing your hands.

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Washington Times