March 15, 2011
case of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in Highbridge
have this week been warned that a confirmed case of Hand, Foot
and Mouth disease has been found at a Highbridge school.
Primary School's headteacher Wendy Nelder wrote to parents on
Tuesday (March 15th) to advise them about the discovery of the
A leaflet outlining the risks and symptoms has also been distributed
It explains that the illness starts with a sore throat and fever,
followed by blisters developing on the inside of the mouth and
tongue, plus sometimes on the palms of hands, fingers and toes.
Young children in nursery settings are particularly vulnerable
to the infection and adults and older children may also develop
it in a milder form. The disease is not usually serious and usually
clears within a few days.