Experimental vaccines protect children from hand, foot and mouth disease

Shots prevent cases resulting from enterovirus 71

By Nathan Seppa, 15:54 PM February 26, 2014

New vaccines designed to fend off a leading cause of hand, foot and mouth disease have proved highly effective. Two studies involving thousands of children in China depict the vaccines slamming the door on cases arising from enterovirus 71, a common cause.


Hand, foot and mouth disease typically strikes children and is spread by unsanitary conditions.  Not to be confused with the livestock illness called hoof-and-mouth or foot-and-mouth disease, the human disease shows up as fever, sore throat...

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