A member asked:

Can my husband be a carrier of the hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Michael Cosenza answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Hand Foot and mouth: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (hfmd) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus a16, a member of the enterovirus family. The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the d.

Answered 12/21/2017

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Dr. Lorry Melnick answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes : If your husband has hand foot and mouth disease it is highly contagious and is spread person to person by oral-oral and fecal -oral routes.

Answered 1/20/2017

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