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How would prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease?
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hand washing
Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva.
The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare.

In brief: Hand washing
Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva.
The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare.
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