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What can you tell me about the new strain of the coxsackie virus? Can it physically show itself again 6 weeks later?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Coxsackie A6

"newer" to the U.
S. Is coxsackie a6, which can cause a more serious hand-foot-mouth illness (more widespread rash with bigger symptoms). Cases have been seen in alabama, connecticut, california, nevada, etc... A normal person should be immune to one strain of coxsackie after an illness, but there are quite a few other strains of these "enteroviruses" that can cause hand-foot-mouth symptoms.

In brief: Coxsackie A6

"newer" to the U.
S. Is coxsackie a6, which can cause a more serious hand-foot-mouth illness (more widespread rash with bigger symptoms). Cases have been seen in alabama, connecticut, california, nevada, etc... A normal person should be immune to one strain of coxsackie after an illness, but there are quite a few other strains of these "enteroviruses" that can cause hand-foot-mouth symptoms.
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