This disease is common in young children. It causes fever, mouth sores, and a skin rash. Wash your hands often to lessen your chances of getting sick. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness caused by different viruses. It is common in infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, older children and adults can also get HFMD.
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LONDON Reuters - There are tentative signs that children may not spread the novel coronavirus as much as adults, two top epidemiologists said on Tuesday, though they cautioned that the bad news was that human immunity may not last that long. As Europe and the United States start to return to work after lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of COVID, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, world leaders are trying to work out when it is safe for children and students to get back to their studies. Dr Rosalind Eggo, an infectious disease modeller at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said she had seen some indications from research that children may not spread the novel coronavirus as much as adults. Eggo said that for children who show no sign of being infected it was very difficult to tell how contagious they were, though she said there was a little bit of evidence starting to appear that there may be a lower possibility of infection from them. He said that, more broadly, the evidence of transmission from asymptomatic individuals - which may be about 30 or 40 percent of adults - was not clear. But he added there was potentially bad news - that human immunity to the novel coronavirus may not last long. Discover Thomson Reuters.
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Many people have experienced an occasional skin rash or unexplained mark. Some conditions that affect your skin are very contagious. Take a moment to learn about contagious skin conditions that affect adults and children. Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection.
Adults are 25 times more likely to die from chickenpox than children. Chickenpox may cause complications such as pneumonia or, rarely, an inflammation of the brain encephalitis , both of which can be serious. Chickenpox and shingles are caused by the same virus.