Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Coxsackievirus Infection Transmission

Facts about hand, foot and mouth disease:

  • Hand, foot and mouth disease is spread through contact with saliva or blisters.
  • Symptoms often begin about six days after exposure.
  • Children are contagious from the onset of the mouth ulcers until the fever is gone.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Coxsackievirus Infection References
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