HFMD that can be spelled as hand food and mouth disease is a very common problems world. This disease is generally caused by coxsackievirus A-16. However, there are some more kinds of virus that can lead to the development of this infection. You can also this infection by the exposure to the viruses such as enterovirus 71 (The second most common cause, simple coxsackievirus and enterovirus. All these virus can lead to the infection of HFMD disease.
All the viruses such as coxsackievirus A-16, enterovirus 71, coxsackievirus and enterovirus are immensely contagious that can affect any person at any age. However, these viruses generally affects toddlers but adults can also get this virus. The virus is generally spreads from one person to another person by normal exposure to the virus. Usually the patients of Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) more contagious when they are in early stage of this infection. The virus generally transfers by close person contact with an infected person. There is also a chance that you may receive this virus if you come in to contact with nasal secretion that may contain the HFMD virus. However, there is less chances but you may get this infection if you come into contact with faces or stool. Saliva and sputum contact may also lead to the emergence of hand foot and mouth disease. It is also seen that many person get this infection by sneezing or coughing through an infected person. If you have had fecal oral transmission of this virus then there is a huge chances that you may get this infection. This is even contagious if you come into contact with contaminated object such as using infected brush, using used utensils and by touching a contaminated hard surface. Recreational water may also lead to the evolvement of this infection such as swimming in swimming pool, however, the chances are very less but still possible. Some people with HFMD may be contagious even they have no visible traits. A bad hygiene can aggravate the traits to occur more intensively. These viruses have the potential to influence only human being but they can’t influence any other creature. So, there is no chances that if you have this infection then you might transfer this infection to your pets. When you get diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease then you need to stay in your home instead of going for work or for play outside. Doing this can prevent numbers of people not to get this infection in any manner. You can save them not being sick by avoiding going to your office work.