Who typically gets hand, foot, and mouth disease?
The coxsackievirus A16 or the enterovirus 71 are usually the culprits when it comes to getting this bug. It primarily affects kids younger than 10 who are enrolled in daycare or school. Little ones under the age of 5 are especially susceptible.
Parents in the US should keep in mind that the virus is more common during the Summer and Fall months, but in places with tropical climates, it can be a year-round threat.