Some 20 sailors aboard the frigate HMCS Charlottetown have been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO)
Toronto Star: Canadian warship hit by outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease
Canadian warship on NATO mission suffers outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease affecting 20 sailors.
OTTAWA—A Canadian warship deployed at sea on a NATO mission has been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Star has learned.
Some 20 sailors aboard HMCS Charlottetown came down with the contagious disease in recent days, which can cause painful sores and lesions on the tongue and gums as well as on hands and feet.
A military spokesperson confirmed the outbreak and said that personnel were being treated to ease the symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).
“Members with HFMD on board HMCS Charlottetown are being treated to help alleviate their symptoms as required,” Capt. Nicola LaMarre told the Star.
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Update #1: What is happening with HMCS Charlottetown and the outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease? (Ottawa Citizen)
Update #2: Canadian Warship on NATO Mission Hit by Outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Virus (Sputnik)
Update #3: 20 Canadian sailors on HMCS Charlottetown contract hand, foot and mouth disease (Global News)
WNU Editor: Memo to the rest of the crew .... you better your wash your hands.