Obama immigration policy leads to outbreaks of hand foot and mouth disease?, Usually affects children under 5, High School football game cancelled, Enterovirus 71 association, Caused deaths in China
“Barack Obama is endangering the children of the US. Where is the outrage?”…Citizen Wells
“Enterovirus 68 was first identified in a California lab in 1962 after four children came down with a severe respiratory illness. Between 1970 and 2005, only 26 cases of enterovirus 68 in the United States were reported to the CDC. Since 2000, the government agency has kept a closer watch and has seen 47 cases, Oberste said. Outbreaks have occurred over the years in Asia and Europe, but it’s still one of the rarest types of enterovirus.”…CNN February 25, 2014
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
When was the last time you heard of a high school football game being cancelled due to hand foot and mouth disease?
From the Burlington Free Press September 12, 2014.
“Disease outbreak at North Country nixes football game”
“An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at North Country Union High School has led to the cancellation of Friday night’s Division II football game between the Newport school and Burr and Burton Academy, according to athletic directors from both schools.”
From Citizen Wells commenter bob strauss.
“Could be related,
My granddaughter contracted,Hand Foot and Mouth disease a couple of months ago. She lives in north Texas.”
I know a young lady who recently had hand, foot and mouth disease.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common malady in the US.
Is it more common now with the spread of illegal alien children in this country?
From WGVU July 24, 2014.
“The Kent County health Department says it is seeing more cases of hand foot and mouth earlier in the year. Normally an increase in numbers occurs in August and health officials are unsure why they’re seeing an earlier increase.”
Lest you believe that the disease is not serious.
From the CDC.
“Individual cases and outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) occur around the world. In countries with temperate (varying) climates, cases occur more often in the spring to fall.
Since 1997, large outbreaks of HFMD caused by enterovirus 71 have been reported mostly in children in east and Southeast Asia. In these outbreaks, most children have typical symptoms of HFMD and recover without health complications. However, a small number of people with this disease develop severe complications requiring hospitalization or even causing death.”
From The Disease Daily April 17, 2009.
“Over 125,000 cases, and 57 fatalities of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported by China’s Ministry of Health so far this year. It is estimated that 95% of cases of HFMD have been in children less than 5 years old living in the most rural parts of the country. Regions reporting the greatest number of cases include Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Anhui, Guangdong, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, and Zhejiang, all within China’s agricultural belt where healthcare is minimal. Continuing problems, such as the lack of HFMD prevention training for rural doctors, and the existing fear that government officials are hiding the problem and number of deaths, plague the provinces most severely affected. In addition, with the outbreak not expected to peak until May-July, it is likely that the number of cases and fatalities will rise.”
From English.news.cn March 21, 2014.
“Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) killed two children within three days in Jinshan District of Shanghai, the district’s health and family planning commission said on Friday.”
“HFMD is caused by a group of viruses known as enterovirus (EV), including EV71, which causes severe complications that can lead to death.”