What is included in patient education about enteroviruses?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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HFMD is very contagious, especially during the first week of the illness. The virus can still be spread weeks after symptoms have resolved. As a preventive measure, close contact with affected individuals should be avoided.

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