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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hettinger
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