On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:33:41 -0400, Quinn C
Post by Quinn C Post by occam Post by GordonD Post by Tony Cooper
In a novel book by Lee Wood, a character says "A rural station, out in
the tooliewamps." It is then explained that "tooliewamps" is an
American expression meaning very rural. As we'd really say, "Out in
No Google definition of "tooliewamps". The only hit is a quote from
It's a well-written book set in Yorkshire that deals with the time of
the hoof-and-mouth epidemic in the UK.
ObAue - it's called 'foot-and-mouth' in the UK.
Perhaps even bovine foot-and-mouth ('mad cow disease'). For what it's
worth, I prefer 'hoof-and-mouth' because it disambiguates the animal
form from the human version. NOT to be confused with foot-in-mouth,
which is suffered by several politicians and a president.
I didn't know about hand-foot-and-mouth disease, but people can
catch foot-and-mouth disease, too.
The German name is Maul- und Klauenseuche, roughly,
muzzle-and-claw plague, i.e. both body part names refer clearly to
animals. "Claw" in this case refers to a cloven hoof, so it's even
more specific than "hoof".
There may be some confusion here.
In English the disease known as "foot-and mouth disease" (FMD) affects
The disease that affects humans is known in English as "hand, foot and
mouth disease" (HFMD). It is different:
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common infection that causes mouth
ulcers and spots on the hands and feet.
It's most common in young children – particularly those under 10 –
but can affect older children and adults as well.
Hand, foot and mouth disease can be unpleasant, but it will usually
clear up by itself within 7 to 10 days. You can normally look after
yourself or your child at home.
The infection is not related to foot and mouth disease, which
affects cattle, sheep and pigs.
FMD can, exremely rarely, affect humans:
Humans can be infected with foot-and-mouth disease through contact
with infected animals, but this is extremely rare. Some cases were
caused by laboratory accidents. Because the virus that causes FMD is
sensitive to stomach acid, it cannot spread to humans via
consumption of infected meat, except in the mouth before the meat is
swallowed. In the UK, the last confirmed human case occurred in
1966, and only a few other cases have been recorded in countries of
continental Europe, Africa, and South America. Symptoms of FMD in
humans include malaise, fever, vomiting, red ulcerative lesions
(surface-eroding damaged spots) of the oral tissues, and sometimes
vesicular lesions (small blisters) of the skin. According to a
newspaper report, FMD killed two children in England in 1884,
supposedly due to infected milk.
Another viral disease with similar symptoms, "hand, foot and mouth
disease", occurs more frequently in humans, especially in young
children; the cause, Coxsackie A virus, is different from FMDV.
Coxsackie viruses belong to the Enteroviruses within the
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