School to Open on Friday After HFMD Breakout

Published: 09th September 2015 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Innisfree House School in JP Nagar, which had declared a holiday since Monday following the Hand-foot-and-mouth-disease (HFMD) break-out among children, will re-open from Friday.

However, only Classes 6 to 10 will function and the rest will remain closed as kids below 10 years are the most vulnerable to the disease.

The school was shut after 15 children showed the disease’s symptoms.

“The remaining classes will open on Monday,” said Sheela Bolar, school founder. The school authorities on Tuesday got the premises fumigated.

Expert Opinion: Dr Preethi Dinakar, a homeopathy expert, whose daughter is also a student here, said, “While dropping my daughter to school, I noticed that her friend had boils on her hand and a ulcer in her mouth; this was enough to confirm that the disease is HFMD.”

Although this is a self-limiting disease, that starts with high fever among children aged one to ten years, the disease recedes in three days and once the fever comes down, there can be ulcers in the mouth, and boils on the palms and soles. 

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