HFMD is caused by an enterovirus which is moderately contagious, especially during the first week of illness. The virus can spread directly from person to person via saliva, stool and respiratory droplets. It can also spread indirectly via items contaminated with the secretions.
We have a team of paediatricians dedicated to providing medical care to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in our community. Our focus is on using a family-based approach to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical services for our patients from birth till 19 years of age.
The information provided on this page is meant purely for educational purposes and may not be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the advice of your doctor or a qualified healthcare provider before starting any treatment or if you have any questions related to your child’s health, physical fitness or medical conditions.