Nine cases of hand, foot and mouth disease reported at elementary school in Waterford

Posted at 1:25 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 14:46:04-04

One elementary school in the Waterford School District has experienced 9 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.

The director of the school district said eight students and one teacher were affected at Knudsen Elementary School in Waterford Township.

Parents were sent an email from the principal to inform them of the illnesses.

According to the district, there are no current cases of the disease and everyone is back at school. 

All student illnesses are reported to the Oakland County Health Department. 

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness where small blister-like sores commonly appear in the mouth. Similar sores resembling a rash may appear on the backs of hands, palms, top of the feet and soles. A fever is sometimes present and the sores can last to up to 10 days.

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