Outbreaks tend to be seasonal in temperate climates, occurring more frequently in spring and summer. Community content from Health Unlocked. But HFMD is contagious in people of all ages. They should pass within a week. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a highly contagious infection. HFMD mostly affects infants and children younger than 5 years old.
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Adult patients with exposure to children may be particularly vulnerable to acquiring childhood ailments. This will allow them to confirm the diagnosis. In most instances, parents catch it from their children who have got the disease. Wash your hands and help children wash their hands to help keep from getting sick. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.