68ºF

FSU officials working to stop spread of disease

At least 12 cases of hand, foot and mouth on campus

photo

Florida State University health officials are taking preventative actions on campus after several students were diagnosed with hand, food and mouth disease, earlier this week.

Officials said so far they are aware of more than a dozen cases.

"This illness usually lasts for a few days, and there is no medicine to treat it," said Lesley Sacher, director of the FSU Health and Wellness Center. "Blisters may form on hands, feet or in the mouth with mild fever or sore throat causing the patient to feel uncomfortable for about five days."

People living on the university's campus are advised to sanitize their facilities and use hand sanitizer. FSU plans to continue its sanitation procedures for all public spaces.

More information about the disease can be found on the Center for Disease Control's website.