Jemez Mountain Public Schools, N.M., were the latest to close because of a virus outbreak that resulted in at least 15 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. According to, the outbreak began roughly two weeks ago and quickly spread from school to school.

Cleaners have been hard at work to clean the schools that were affected. Any and all surfaces that kids infected with the virus might have touched were spray wiped and disinfected. Principals also plan to meet with students, once school is back in session, about good hygiene and how it can help prevent the spread of viruses.

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