The Tuscola County Health Department is reporting several cases of the highly contagious viral infection.

This nasty virus causes a fever, followed by a sore throat and loss of appetite. A day or two later, tiny blisters may develop in the mouth or throat. A rash on the hands and feet can follow within a day or two as well.

The thing that really sucks is that the person is contagious 2-to-3 days before symptoms are visible, and for several days after you notice them.

Contaminated toys and surfaces are the most common way the virus is spread.