Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is caused by a virus. Symptoms include ulcers, or sores, inside or around the mouth, and a rash or blisters on the hands, feet, legs, or buttocks. And while it’s not pleasant, it also isn’t serious. Read more

Botulism is an illness that can happen when a person’s body ingest toxins from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It is an illness that poses serious threats, especially among young babies, as those who have contracted the disease may not recover fully. Read more

手足口病(Hand, foot and mouth disease)是一种儿童传染病,又名发疹性水疱性口腔炎。多发生于5岁以下儿童,可引起手、足、口腔等部位的疱疹,少数患儿可引起心肌炎、肺水肿、无菌性脑膜脑炎等并发症。个别重症患儿如果病情发展快,导致死亡。该病以手、足和口腔粘膜疱疹或破溃后形成溃疡为主要临床症状。手足口病是由肠道病毒引起的传染病,引发手足口病的肠道病毒有20多种(型),其中以柯萨奇病毒A16型(CoxA16)和肠道病毒71型(EV71)最为常见。 Read more