IMSS nurseries in Edomex register cases of Coxsackie virus in children

Mexico state.– In nurseries Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) cases are being recordedThe Coxsackie virus In children.

according to medium The Sun of Mexico, so far are the nurseries in the area of Metepec, State of Mexico, that are on alert for this disease, so they urged parents to report if they detect symptoms in minors.

“You are informed that we have isolated rooms for cases of Coxsackie (hand, foot, mouth), if you detect any sign or symptom please report it to promotion”, can be read in an announcement placed in one of the isolated areas of the nursery.

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IMSS Edomex nurseries register cases of Coxsackie virus in children. (Photo: The Sun of Mexico).

What is Coxsackie virus in children and what are its symptoms?

According to Secretary of Health of Mexico, Coxsackie virus is also known as hand, foot and mouth disease.

“This disease is caused by the coxsackie virus, it mainly affects children under five years of age, causing painful sores in the mouth and a rash,” the Secretariat details in its official website.

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The IMSS details that this disease is common in the summer and autumn seasons, and mainly affects babies and children who can contract the virus in day care centers and schools.

“The virus is present in secretions from the nose, saliva, mucus, and in the liquid of the blisters. It is spread by coughing, sneezing, direct contact with the sick person, through feces, contact with contaminated objects, such as toys, cutlery, etc”, details the IMSS in its official website.

The symptoms of the virus are:

  • Fever
  • Throat pain
  • General discomfort
  • Lack of appetite
  • mouth sores
  • Red rash on the hands and feet that can develop into blisters, and even appear in other areas such as the genital area

So far there is no specific treatment for this virus, so parents are encouraged to go to the Family Medicine Unit for a doctor to administer appropriate medication to relieve discomfort and fever.

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In a release issued by the Secretary of Health of the Government of Mexico City in 2017 it was reported that this virus does not endanger the lives of those who suffer from it.

“The Ministry of Health of the Government of Mexico City, through the Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate of SEDESA, specified that the Coxsackie virus, also known as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (EMPB), does not endanger the life of those who suffer from it and it is controllable”, it is detailed.

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