Chandler student diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

A Chandler Elementary School student has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, which causes fever, blister-like mouth sores and skin rash.

The student has not been at school since the diagnosis and will not return until cleared by a doctor next week, said Diane Boyett, Victoria school district spokeswoman.

No other students have been reported with the condition, Boyett said.

"This is a good time of year to remind everyone to wash their hands," Boyett said. "That's why we teach personal hygiene daily."

The disease is a common viral illness that affects infants and children younger than 5 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.