Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease is a topic covered in the CDC Yellow Book.

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Infectious Agent

In the United States, coxsackievirus A16 is an important cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). More recently, coxsackievirus A6 has been implicated as the cause of outbreaks and sporadic cases in the United States and internationally. In the Asia-Pacific region, enterovirus 71 is a common etiologic agent.

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Infectious Agent

In the United States, coxsackievirus A16 is an important cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). More recently, coxsackievirus A6 has been implicated as the cause of outbreaks and sporadic cases in the United States and internationally. In the Asia-Pacific region, enterovirus 71 is a common etiologic agent.

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