Yesterday a friend I haven't seen for a while dropped by unexpectedly as he was in the area, giving the usual hug and kiss at the door, he had a cup of tea and a while later showed me the huge ulcers in his mouth and a rash on his hands..he must have forgotten that my immune system is compromised.
He has a nursery age child and this morning it has been confirmed that they have hand foot and mouth virus which is extremely contagious according to his entry on Facebook today.
I looked it up on the NHS website this morning and the comments from the adults who have it make it clear that for healthy adults it's quite a serious matter... And presumably they have fully functioning immune systems! It has a 3-4 day incubation period and I've already warned off a friend calling round today, just in case!
Has anyone had this? Should I get stuff in just in case? Or am I being neurotic or just silly? How do we live a 'normal' life without exposing ourselves to germs, they are everywhere?