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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

A short time.: It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and may continue until the blister-like skin lesions disappear. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How long is hand, foot and mouth disease contagious to other people?

How long is hand, foot and mouth disease contagious to other people?

Depends on variables: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks. Normal hygienic practices will prevent spread among susceptible adults. Treatment is supportive & does not affect the duration of infectiousness. ...Read more

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How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html ...Read more

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If someone has hand, foot and mouth disease, how long will they be contagious?

If someone has hand, foot and mouth disease, how long will they be contagious?

Up to 1 month: The disease is most contagious during the first week of illness, but the virus may spread after the signs and symptoms have disappeared because it persists in fecal material for up to 1 month. [cdc: hand, foot, and mouth disease]. ...Read more

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How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

Easy to catch!: You bet! the virus is spread via nose and throat secretions, blister fluid and poop. You're most contagious during the first week of symptoms although you can shed virus for several weeks later. You can return to daycare or school when your blisters are healed. Adults can sometimes get hfm disease but usually happens to kids under 10 years old. ...Read more

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How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

Depends on variables: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks.In texas the department of health permits kids with hfm to return to day care after the fever is gone.Normal hygienic practices will prevent spread among susceptible adults. ...Read more

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Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hand-foot-mouth ds: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. Some people, especially adults, may not develop any symptoms, but they can still spread the virus to others. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene to minimize transmission/infection. ...Read more

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My son has hand, foot, and mouth disease. How long will he be contageous?

My son  has hand, foot, and mouth disease. How long will he be contageous?

Depends: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have hand foot and mouth disease (from my 3 yr old). How many days is it contagious for?

I have hand foot and mouth disease (from my 3 yr old). How many days is it contagious for?

Up to several weeks: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of coxsackie virus. It causes a blister-like rash as the name states on the hand, foot and mouth. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and until the blister-like lesions disappear. It has been known to shed in the stool for up to several weeks. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more