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scenario: There is an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease...

scenario: There is an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in nursery school children in a neighbourhood school. However there is no reported outbreak in other schools in the same region.


critically analyse the way in which exposure and context assessment are used in risk management"


question: Analyse the way in which exposure and context assessment are used in risk management.


assessor comments: The question aims on exposure assessment i.e. how the Hand Foot Mouth Disease is spread between the children in the school and estimating the probability of the exposure and secondly the context assessment includes how to ensure a thorough understanding of the context and affected communities with protection needs during the assessment. please rework accordingly.

Answer & Explanation
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Hand foot and mouth disease is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus. There's no specific treatment for hand foot and mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who are infected with hand foot and mouth disease may help reduce risk of infection.

Step-by-step explanation

The disease is spread by contact with nose and throat discharges, blister fluid and feces of infected people. 

 

When and for how long is a person able to spread the disease ? Generally, a person with hand foot and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness.