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Q. What is Coxsackie virus? I've heard it spreads in swimming pools; how can I prevent my child from catching it?
A. "The swimming pool thing is a bit of a myth," says Dr. Sunil Sood, director of pediatrics at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and attending physician in infectious diseases at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Coxsackie peaks in summer, which may be why people...
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