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Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No connection.

In brief: No

No connection.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Both are viruses

Both are virus related.

In brief: Both are viruses

Both are virus related.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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