Hand, Foot &$1Mouth Disease Infects Adults Too - MyHighPlains.com

It commonly infects children under the age of five and infants. But it infects adults too.

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Doctors say it's not unheard of for older kids and adults to get the disease. "It can happen at any age. So even though it's much more common in kids under the age of five sometimes we do see similar diseases in adults as well caused by the same virus," Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Pediatrician, Dr. Todd Bell said. "As far as I'm aware anyways, there are no new strains out there. But like all living things the viruses continue to adapt and there's always small subtle changes that occur."

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