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A 29-year-old female asked:

A child i babysit came down with hand, foot, mouth virus, will lysol wipes kill this virus? what is the best prevention?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Enterovirus infect: This is often due to Coxsackievirus A16 or other enteroviruses, and although Lysol wipes may diminish the risk, this virus is easily spread. through close personal contact, the air (through coughing or sneezing), contact with feces, contaminated objects and surfaces. The best prevention is to not be near or in contact with an infected person.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Hand Sanitization: The virus spreads through respiratory as well as through fecal route. Avoiding exposure to cough, respiratory secretions and proper hand hygiene Lysol wipes are good sanitizers.

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