Dartmouth College reports dozens of cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease

HANOVER, N.H. (WHDH) - Common and public spaces at Dartmouth College are being disinfected after school officials say they’ve seen about 50 cases of hand-foot-and-mouth disease over the last few weeks.

School officials say they’ve been in contact with state health officials and are working to clean both common and public areas on campus in the hopes of preventing the spread of the disease.

The best prevention method is frequent handwashing and avoiding people who are infected.

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