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Hoof And Mouth Disease
Very different: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. It has no relationship to the animal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No: Two totally different disease entities.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 different entities: Foot/hoof & mouth ds is problematic viral illness of animals (cloven hooves primarily); human r very rarely infected. Hand, foot, & mouth ds is mild viral (coxsackievirus) illness affecting children primarily, who have oral sores & rash on hands & feet. Handwashing imperative since virus stays in body for weeks. See doc if child at risk for dehydration d/t fever & poor fluid intake. Treat symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?
YES: Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral illness not to be confused with the cattle illness hoof and mouth. It is contagious and an adult can get it if he or she has not had a previous infection with the virus or if immunosuppressed. It is a self limited illness that only on very rare occasions can cause serious complications . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Best to see your dentist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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