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Is Returning To Work After Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Safe?

Hi I work for the NHS and one of the staff has returned from the doctor and has been diagnoised as having Hand foot and mout disease - should she be at work as I am of the understanding it is highly contagious and she does visit patients. She shares a phone with other staff member and I honestly wouldnt think the doctor would say it was fine to be at work.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
hi welcome to HCM
i can understand your concern
HFMD is highly contagious and is transmitted by nasopharyngeal secretions such as saliva or nasal mucus, by direct contact, or by fecal-oral transmission.
better she should avoid close contact with others.
thank you
take care
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Is Returning To Work After Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Safe?

hi welcome to HCM i can understand your concern HFMD is highly contagious and is transmitted by nasopharyngeal secretions such as saliva or nasal mucus, by direct contact, or by fecal-oral transmission. better she should avoid close contact with others. thank you take care