MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed its Fan Day following an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease among several members of the school’s football program.
The school said Saturday that five cases of the highly contagious viral infection were identified within the program.
The virus is common among children but can spread to adults, the school said in a release. It says the virus usually goes away on its own in less than a week.
The school says its medical staff is taking “proper steps” to control the virus.
The school says that because the virus is so contagious, it’s in the public’s best interest to postpone the Fan Day event that was scheduled for Sunday.
It says the event will be rescheduled if a later date becomes available.