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Puerto Vallarta : Mexico | Oct 03, 2010 at 9:34 AM PDT
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On Saturday, a passenger plane was held at the Denver International Airport for about an hour after arriving from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, since it was reported that a child passenger on board was suffering from a contagious disease called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

According to the Denver International Airport spokeswoman Sally Covington, the Frontiers Airlines flight 64 arrived at the airport at 4:45 pm with a sick child on board and whose parents complained of him having fever.

The airport medical team diagnosed the child as a sufferer of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and treated the child since his sickening condition was harmful for other passengers as well.

Talking about the condition of the child, one of the passengers, Kevin Schumacher said that the kid had blisters in his mouth, hand and feet.

The 127 passengers were requested to be on board till the child received treatment from paramedics, and after an hour, the plane was given an Ok by the authorities.

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Highly contagious hand, foot and mouth disease is especially harmful to young children
Highly contagious hand, foot and mouth disease is especially harmful to young children
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