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contagious coxsackie virus

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks ... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mixed response: Coxsackie viruses are usually contagious through the saliva until the fever is gone but remains an active virus in stool for up to 6 wks. Any weeping ... Read More
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Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not a big worry: Hand-foot-and-mouth-disease is a viral rash caused by an intestinal virus (coxsackievirus). It is thought that infected individuals can shed viruses f ... Read More

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