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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Coxsackievirus A16 (Hand-foot-mouth disease)

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset; incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness -serial interval; and exclusion period from school / nursery. Asymptomatic infection is thought to be common. This, and possible transmission before onset of symptoms could limit effectiveness of exclusion.
Date of publishing01/01/2001
Date of last revision by publisher04/30/2003
Date of last review by us08/06/2007
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