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Hand, foot & mouth virus

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personalhealth Thu 24-Jul-08 18:37:51

Is it contagious before you start showing symptoms, i.e mouth ulcers, blisters on hand & feet? And how long after the blisters form are you still infectious?

Elloeise Thu 24-Jul-08 19:12:47

My DS has not long had this and i got told it's contagious from a week before the symptoms apare, (air born and useing the same glass etc) untill the blisters have cleared up.

BUT the virus is still in the fecises (sp?) for 4 to 6 and can still be contagious that way.

Elloeise Thu 24-Jul-08 19:14:07

sorry that should be *4 to 6 weeks* after the blisters/ulcers have gone.

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