Berkeley Experts Warn: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease on College Campuses
The highly contagious and painful hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is spreading across campuses at American universities, according to an infectious disease expert at University of California Berkeley.
“This represents a silent epidemic because people don’t know they have the virus, and we don’t know these people have the virus,” Dr. Fenyong Liu, told KRON 4 News.
Two Florida universities (Florida State University and the University of North Florida), and the University of Illinois have reportedly seen up to three dozen cases of HFMD over the past few months. The Associated Press reported last week that the University of Illinois has seen more than 60 cases of HFMD among students since the beginning of the semester.