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New warning signs for childhood virus

Hello again everyone, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom.

Tonight at 5:00PM—there are new warning signs for a childhood affliction known as hand-foot-mouth disease.  We're talking to a woman whose granddaughter is recovering from a very painful bout with the virus.

Are you one who throws old or outdated prescriptions away by flushing down the toilet?  Rick Gaskin of the Catawba Riverkeeper foundation says that's a very bad idea.  Gaskin says fairly high levels of common pharmaceuticals are coming out of sewage treatment plants.  The problem is it's difficult to extract the drugs from the drinking water and no one's really sure what the effect is on humans.

The Queen's Jubilee is on-- celebrating her 60 years on Britain's throne.  We'll take you to London for the festivities. 

And it's a race weekend in Charlotte.  David Whisenant is live at the track for tonight's qualifying race.

Trending on WBTV.com: Deputies in South Carolina said three men hatched a plan to steal from a home that involved one of the men distracting the homeowner with a sex-for-drugs deal. Click here to see how the cops busted all three men - and the woman victim!

Join Maureen O'Boyle, Kelly Franson, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 5:00 Tonight!

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