What Is Herpangina?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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3. Who Is Susceptible to Herpangina?

The virus usually affects children between the ages of 3 and 10. They tend to contract it at places where they are surrounded by a lot of other children. This includes but is not limited to schools, childcare centers, team-based extracurricular activities and camps.

People of any age, however, can catch herpangina if they are exposed to one of the viruses that cause it. Parents often catch it from children who bring it home from school or camp, particularly in the summer and fall, when outbreaks in the U.S. tend to be the highest.


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