A flight from Mexico was held at a Colorado airport after a 23-month-old child onboard was reported sick, a Frontier Airlines spokeswoman said.
"Paramedics boarded the flight and have assessed the child and taken the child to a local hospital," said airline spokeswoman Lindsey Purves.
Health officials interviewed the child's family and allowed other passengers to deplane using stairs instead of the jetway, said Jeff Dimond of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC asked passengers to fill out contact information, Purves said.
Denver health officials told CNN television affiliate KUSA that preliminary reports indicate the infant may have hand, foot and mouth disease.
Kevin Schumacher, who was a passenger on the plane, told the affiliate he saw the child.
"The kid had blisters in their mouth and on their hands and feet," Schumacher said.
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I would think my first reaction to seeing my child with these symptoms would be to take my child to a Dr. to diagnose the condition. If we had to fly somewhere and were on a tight schedule, I guess I would have to defer to the Dr. whether my child was healthy enough to fly.
That's a pretty selfish thing of the parents. Even if they didn't know exactly what was wrong with their child, they definitely had to know there was something wrong. Blisters on the feet, hands and mouth are not normal.
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