Learn how to identify the symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in infants and children younger than 5 years old. Most children have mild symptoms for 7 to 10 days. Learn more about hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Disease of the Week

Fragile X syndrome is one of the most common inherited causes of intellectual disability, which is a term used when there are limits to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level, and function in daily life. 

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DNA illustration of Fragile X syndrome

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A woman wearing a headgear used in hazardous field studies in 1976

This historic 1976 photograph depicted Centers for Disease Control (CDC) employee, Sara James, as she was modeling what at the time, was appropriate protective headgear used by participants in hazardous field studies.

COVID-19 in the U.S.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

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