Coxsackievirus Leads To Game Cancellations

Coxsackievirus is causing local New York schools to cancel some of their after-school activities. One Capital Region School is warning students and their parents against the contagious virus.

The contagious sickness was the cause of cancelation to a high school football game. The illness has some parents worried. At Amsterdam High School, their game against Broadalbin-Perth was postponed due to cases of coxsackievirus being confirmed in the Amsterdam School District. According to a local pediatrician, the virus spreads through sneezing, also, by not washing hands and touch either your mouth or other people.

The symptoms of coxsackievirus can last around four to five days, and it is highly contagious. Symptoms include fever, odd rashes, and blisters on your throat.

Unfortunately, Amsterdam is not the only school district dealing with a bout of the virus. Earlier in Septemeber, the Gloversville School district had to cancel a few of their football games due to the virus. Officials say that the virus comes around due to warm weather. Once their air gets gold, the virus goes away.

Coxsackievirus Causes Schools To Cancel Football Games

With flu season near, it’s seeming as if these kids will be just coming off one virus only to receive another. Doctors suggest being more careful about washing your hands. When it comes to the flu, it spreads by coughing and sneezing. Be sure to cover your face as well as wash the germs off of your hands.

Officials say that getting sick isn’t always the worst that can happen to a person. Humans need to get sick, according to officials, can frequently because it helps to build up your immune system. It’s never to early to get the flu shot and current it is the best time for children to receive them.

Currently, there is no date for a makeup game against the two schools.