Hand-foot-and-mouth disease peaks in warmer months



penalties, more harsh, to really give it a kick, or more bite whenever we're able to arrest someone for a package theft." BRYAN THE LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT SEPTEMBER FIRST. LAUREN WITH THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER HERE, THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS YOUR KID TO BE STUCK ON THE SIDELINES, SICK. SOME PARENTS ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT THANKS TO HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH WHICH …ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C TENDS TO PEAK DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. KAMC'S 'ALLYSA TELLEZ' EXPLAINS WHAT DAYCARES AROUND TOWN ARE DOING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS. ALLYSA THAT'S RIGHT, AND DAY CARES AROUND THE AREA SAY A SIMPLE WAY TO AVOID THE DISEASE IS BY TAKING DISINFECTANT AND WIPING DOWN PLACES YOUR KIDS TOUCH MOST. BABIES JUMP, DROOL AND STICK THINGS IN THEIR MOUTH THEY PROBABLY SHOULDN'T (BABY WITH FOOT IN ITS MOUTH) EXPOSING THEM TO DISEASES LIKE HAND FOOT AND MOUTH. Lena "How many times a day do kids touch the walls, the shelves, other toys, cabinet doors. All of those things that we don't normally think about cleaning on a regular basis." THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL REPORTS THE DISEASE USUALLY EFFECTS INFANTS AND KIDS YOUNGER THAN 5. SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE -FEVER -REDUCED APETITE -SORE THROAT – AND SORES CAN DEVELOP ON THE MOUTH. KIDS CAN ALSO START TO SEE RASHES ON THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS AND ON THEIR FEET. SOMETIMES THEY CAN BLISTER. AND IT'S CAUSED BY A VIRUS FOUND IN THE NOSE THROAT, INFECTED BLISTERS AND FECES. Nicole "We want all of our kids to be protected." DAY CARES IN LUBBOCK ARE TRYING TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. Nicole "It's a bleach solution, detergent solution, with soap and water and then we let the toys air dry." Lena "We do a head to toe health check on every child, every day when they come in." SOME OTHER PRECUATIONS THEY TAKE INCLUDE SHAMPOOING THE CARPET WEEKLY, NOT SHARING WIPES AND DIAPERS AND NOT ALLOWING SHOES IN THE INFANT ROOM. LENA "that's the one thing children share very well is illnesses." AND WHEN THE DISEASE STRIKES, THEY MAKE SURE OTHER PARENTS ARE INFORMED. Nicole "We are obligated to let all of our parents know that in our day care we have had an instance of hand foot mouth–luckily here we have not had one." THEN THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED BACK UNTIL A DOCTOR SAYS SO… NAT POP BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO THE LITTLE ONES, A HEALTHY BABY IS A HAPPY BABY. ALLYSA THE CDC SAYS THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT FOR HAND FOOT MOUTH AND THE DISEASE LASTS FOR ABOUT A WEEK. BRYAN AND THERE'S A LOT MORE TO

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