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Florida State Fraternity Rush Cancelled Due To “Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease” Outbreak

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Fraternity rush at Florida State University has been cancelled due to hand-foot-and-mouth disease, which is usually found in young children.

From The Tab:

Several students at Florida State have recently been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, a condition spread through bodily contact that causes blisters or lesions on your hands, feet and inside your mouth.

The disease is incredibly common in daycares, kindergarten classes and other places with young children, and has recently been spreading across Northeast Florida.

At first I thought this was a satire about how frat dudes are immature, often saying or doing things that get them in trouble, like a play on the common expression, “Put your foot in your mouth.” But nope, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is real.

From Web MD:

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs. The sores may be painful. The illness usually doesn’t last more than a week or so.

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is common in children but can also occur in adults. It can occur at any time of year but is most common in the summer and fall.

Apparently, the disease is usually found in young children in tight-knit communities, like daycares or preschools. It has been known to thrive in Florida, and spreads through coughing, sneezing, and infected feces.

Rush events were cancelled Tuesday night. No word yet on when activities will resume.


Looks like sororities are on quarantine, too.


The FSU satire paper already ruined whatever humor could be found in the situation.


Soft take.

I don’t know what to say, Florida State. This is bizarre. I guess just try to cover your mouths when you sneeze and stop leaving your infected feces lying around. Get well soon and resume rush pronto. From the sound of it, the brothers need a few pledges to help clean up.

[via The Tab]

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Alex Buscemi

AKA Boosh. Former high school back-up wide receiver. Author of two pretty successful Reddit comments. Recent grad from the University of South Carolina.

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