Every parents worries about the infectious childhood illness that sweep through classrooms and after-school programs this time of year.
Most kids get their inoculations early on to avoid old-fashioned diseases like mumps and rubella that used to effect huge swathes of children every year.
Even better, there’s now an annual flu shot for tackling one of the winter’s most contagious illnesses — even Ellen knows how important it is to get your flu shot!
Still, some diseases are proving harder to tackle than others. One of the most resistant is hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which still affects about 200,000 Americans in the USA every year.
This year, experts at the West Central Health District in Georgia warn that it could be a record-breaking year for the disease, which is already causing outbreaks among school kids and college students.