Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Information
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness of infants and children. The disease causes fever and blister-like eruptions in the mouth and/or a skin rash. HFMD is often confused with foot-and-mouth (also called hoof-and-mouth) disease, a disease of cattle, sheep, and swine; however, the two diseases are not related-they are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.