- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm running water after any contact with saliva or items contaminated with saliva. Thorough handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
- DO NOT allow sharing of drinking cups, bottles, straws, cigarette, mouthed pens and pencils, toothbrushes, or lip balm. DO NOT allow sharing of water bottles during sports events.
- Avoid kissing an infected child on the lips or having contact with their saliva.
- Clean and sanitize mouthed toys, objects, and surfaces, at least daily and when soiled
For more information, call Hennepin County HSPHD-Epidemiology at (612) 543-5230 or call your physician.