Derby-Seymour high school football game postponed because of coxsackie virus

DERBY, Conn. (WTNH)–This Friday night’s football game between Seymour High School and Derby High School was postponed after a handful of Derby players contracted the coxackie virus.

The virus spreads easily through contact, and it can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Symptoms include abdominal pain, aches, fever, muscle aches and nausea. It can also lead to pink eye.

Derby High School was informed of the viral outbreak on Monday, according to GameTimeCT.

“Because we were notified quickly, we were able to respond first thing Monday morning and take appropriate action to limit exposure,” superintendent Matt Conway told GameTimeCT. “The cancellation of the game was just one step in the process.”

The game will be made up later in the season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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