Dayton students with foot and mouth disease

Several students in the Dayton School District have been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, according to a notice sent Tuesday afternoon to families in the district.

The outbreak appears to be isolated to the community. Elsewhere, Waitsburg Superintendent Carol Clarke and Walla Walla Public Schools spokesman Mark Higgins said no incidents of the virus have been reported to officials in their districts.

According to the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Dayton’s school nurse has confirmed six cases in the elementary school.

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