Office of Children and Family Services

News Article
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease)

There have been recent reports of the Coxsackie virus infecting children. You can reduce the spread of this virus by reviewing this New York State Department of Health fact sheet and following your program’s health care plan including handwashing, cleaning, sanitizing, daily health checks, and criteria for excluding ill children and caregivers. Alert families if a case of hand, foot and mouth disease is confirmed, while maintaining confidentiality. Health Care Consultants are available if you have questions.

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