Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a very common childhood virus. It is also highly contagious. This virus affects infants and children under age 5, but older kids and adults can catch it as well. Sores in the mouth, on the hands, and on the feet are all signs of this illness. If you notice any signs please keep your child home from daycare/school and visit your pediatrician. With this disease we require all sores be scabbed over and healed before returning to the center.