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Is it possible to be a carrier of hand foot & mouth disease (hfmd) without showing any symptoms?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Viral infections can occur with such minimal sx that you don't know you are ill.
Hfm is well known for having minimal spots in some (& major in some).They can also have spots limited to a few at one location or just occasional mouth blisters. While active, the virus will shed in the saliva for at least a week & up to 6 weeks in the stool.

In brief: Yes

Viral infections can occur with such minimal sx that you don't know you are ill.
Hfm is well known for having minimal spots in some (& major in some).They can also have spots limited to a few at one location or just occasional mouth blisters. While active, the virus will shed in the saliva for at least a week & up to 6 weeks in the stool.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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