Your child may have been exposed to:

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1 PARENT/GUARDIAN been exposed to: Your child may have Hand, Foot, and Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes a blister -like rash. Mouth Disease If you think your child has ymptoms S hand, foot, and mouth disease, tell your childcare Your child may have a runny nose, low and -grade fever, school. provider or call the sometimes a sore throat. Keep your child home -like rash occurs in the mouth. It may be on the A blister and childcare from sides of the tongue, inside the cheeks, and on the gums. until fever is gone school These sores may last 7 to 10 days. This rash may occur on and child is healthy enough , on the bottom of the the palms and fingers of the hands for routine activities. Sores feet, or on the buttocks. or a rash may still be present. If your child is infected, it may take 3 to 6 days for symptoms to start. For more information, call - Hennepin County HSPHD Spread - Epidemiology at 612 -543 5230 or call your local • By coughing and sneezing. health department. By touching hands, objec ts, or surfaces contaminated • with stool . • By touching fluid from the blisters. Contagious period During the first week of illness. The virus may be in the stool for several weeks. care p rovider Call your health • If anyone in your home has symptoms . Prevention • sleeve. Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Use a tissue or your Dispose of used tissues in the trash. Wash hands after touching anything that could be contaminated with the secretions • , or flui before preparing from the mouth or nose d from the blisters. Wash hands , stool food or eating. Your child may need help with handwashing. • Clean and disinfect any objects that come in contact with stool or secretions from the , sinks, t oys, diaper changing areas, nose or mouth. This includes toilets, potty chairs and surfaces. Use a product that kills germs. Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) Prepared by Hennepin County 2015 September

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