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May 17, 2012|by John Boyd | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

Several cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease among Wichita youngsters has prompted cancellations to some early-childhood programs. 

Wichita Parents as Teachers has called off playgroup activities through next week to keep the illness from spreading.  

Parents of young children at Wichita Collegiate's Early Childhood Program also received notification that their children may have been exposed to HFMD. 

Symptoms of HFMD include fever, sore throat, and fluid-filled blisters that appear on the hands, feet, mouthand sometimes the buttocks. 

The CDC says Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is often confused with Foot and Mouth (or Hoof and Mouth) Disease, but they are not related.

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