Clifton-Fine School Deals With Contagious Disease

Clifton-Fine School Deals With Contagious Disease

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Due to the outbreak of a contagious disease, Clifton-Fine Central School cancelled after-school activities Wednesday.

According to Superintendent Regina Yeo, there are six cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease among elementary age children.

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a viral infection causing sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.

This rash may turn into blisters, while mouth sores can make it hurt to swallow.

Yeo said the school has been working to disinfect the school.

She said the first case cropped up last week.

There's no school Thursday due to a staff development day and on Friday school is closed due to Veterans Day.

Yeo said she hopes a few days away from school will help stop the spread of the virus.

There's no treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which typically goes away on its own after about a week.

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent getting the virus.

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