What is the Coxsackie virus?

A new outbreak of Coxsackie virus it is reported in Querétaro.

According to a report from the Ministry of Health of said state, the virus It was found in four minor residents of the municipality of San Juan del Río, in the community of Santa Lucía.

The virus ofCoxsackie , also known as the Hand, foot and mouth disease can be spread more easily in summer and especially affects children under 5 years of age.

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Meet the Coxsackie virus ...

The Coxsackie It is spread through contact with dirty hands or surfaces contaminated with feces, where they can live for several days and causes hand-foot-mouth syndrome (appearance of blisters in those areas).






Muscle pain

Loss of appetite

Abdominal discomfort

Sore throat

Injuries to the palms of the hands and soles of the feet


In adults

In addition to the symptoms described above, symptoms may also occur as in a diabetic patient: frequent urination, tiredness and thirst.


Forms of contagion

Through direct contact with secretions of the nose, throat, fluid from the blisters and the faeces of infected people.


Although there is no vaccine to combat it, specialists from the Ministry of Health recommend washing and changing clothes daily, cleaning toys with alcohol and frequent hand washing.

If your child has any symptoms, go immediately to your pediatrician for a timely diagnosis.

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