An outbreak of hand foot and mouth disease has been reported across the city. Most of the hospitals in Dhaka are seeing patients affected by the virus. Children are mainly affected by this highly contagious disease. The incidence rate is higher among children under five years of age. Much like chicken pox, this disease is highly contagious. However, doctors say that there is nothing to be alarmed about.
Doctors say that people of any age can be affected by this virus. However, children are more likely to be infected. This disease is caused by coxsackie virus. Anyone can get infected at any age if they come into contact with an infected person and have a weak immune system. If affected, the palms of both hands, elbows, feet, kneecaps and inside the mouth grow like water springs. Water accumulates in some parts.
Mazhar Alam, a resident of Badda area of the capital, told Jago News, “My son developed fever a few
days ago. The next day I saw a rash on my hands, feet and face. At first, I thought it was spring fever, but when I went to the doctor with the child, he said that it is hand foot mouth disease. But the doctor said, it will heal very quickly. After eight days, the rash subsided and the child recovered. This disease has happened to many children in our area. very contagious
- According to doctors, this disease is much like chicken pox, but a person can have it more than once. According to the US Centers for Disease Control or CDC, it is contagious and spreads more during the first week of exposure. It can be transmitted through direct contact with the patient’s body, fluid released from the body after being infected, droplets released through sneezing and coughing, mouth saliva, colds, feces.
- If you want to know about this, the director of Dhaka Children’s Hospital located in Shyamoli in the capital. Jahangir Alam told Jago News that this disease is highly contagious. Very quickly it causes infection. But there is nothing to fear about this disease. Usually the patient recovers within 7 to 10 days.