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Kris Aquino and children contract hand foot and mouth disease

Kris Aquino and sons Joshua and Baby James will remain in isolation in their condominium for another week.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/7/2010 6:53 PM
Kris Aquino and children contract hand foot and mouth disease


Kris Aquino and her two sons Joshua Aquino and Baby James 'lsquo;Bimby'rsquo; Yap Jr. are currently under medical observation after contracting hand foot-and-mouth disease.'nbsp; Kris posted on her Twitter account dated October 7, "We r all sick. Josh caught foot 'amp; mouth disease. Nahawa Bimby 'amp; me. I don't have the sores around the mouth or the rashes sa hands 'amp; feet but my fever went up to 40 (degrees Celsius) last night."

Kris also posted the current condition of their family as they remain in their condominium unit for recovery.'nbsp; "We r all taking Zoverax 'amp; Immunosin. Ang tibay the 3 yayas, Yaya A, Gerbel 'amp; Ruby. Di sila nahawa. Rare daw for an adult to get hawa but u know me- lapitin ng sakit. Naka isolate kami for at least 1 week."

She is thankful that Josh is already showing signs of recovery and he is resting on a separate room.'nbsp; "Bimby 'amp; I r in 1 room since we still both have fever- Kuya's in his room because he's pagaling na. If we have contact w/ him baka mabinat s'rsquo;ya. Last night grabe- they iced na my feet 'amp; head because fever was 40. We're not allowed to leave our condo til next weekend."

In her Twitter post dated October 3, Kris wrote how Josh had fever after contracting a then unknown virus.'nbsp; "Good morning. Day 2 of our shoot. Kuya Josh caught a virus- he had 39 fever at 6 AM. At least I know na that it will take 4 days for him to recover. Sana he won't have appetite para he'll lose weight while sick."

Medical studies describe hand-foot-and-mouth disease as a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children usually caused by a 'lsquo;coxsackie'rsquo; virus.'nbsp; HFMD is characterized by sores in the mouth and rashes on hands and feet, accompanied by fever, sore throat, malaise, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks; blistery rash on palms and soles, loss of appetite.'nbsp; Practicing good hygiene is recommended to lessen risk of infection of HFMD.

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