FSU fraternity rush cancelled due to hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak

Students are contracting the disease common among kindergarteners

Several students at Florida State have recently been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, a condition spread through bodily contact that causes blisters or lesions on your hands, feet and inside your mouth.

The disease is incredibly common in day-cares, kindergarten classes and other places with young children, and has recently been spreading across Northeast Florida.


Tonight, fraternity rush on FSU’s campus was cancelled due to the outbreak. Members of the Greek community were made aware of the high concentration of cases in Greek life.

HFMD is highly contagious and students have been encouraged to take extra hygiene precautions until the outbreak has subsided.


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