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Endocarditis occurs when germs enter your bloodstream, travel to your heart, and attach to abnormal heart valves or damaged heart tissue. Bacteria cause most cases, but fungi or other microorganisms also may be responsible. I do not know where viral infections come into play as there are so many strains so please do check with your Dr. re how to protect your child from this Hand and Foot Disease.
I can understand your alarm re this infection that is going around. Let us know what your Dr. recommends.
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