How does a viral oral infection affect the body?

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Viruses are spread from person to person and enter the body through weak points in the body's defense system, like the mouth. Once the virus enters the body, it attacks healthy cells, which it uses to multiply. After the virus has multiplied, it begins to produce the symptoms of a viral oral infection, often small sores that are accompanied by pain or discomfort, as well as other problems, like fever.

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Viral Oral Infections

Viral Oral Infections

Viral oral infections are virus that can affect the mouth and oral area. They include the herpes simplex virus, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), and in some cases, human papillomavirus or HPV. These viruses are usually very co...

ntagious and can cause painful oral sores, depending on the type of oral virus. In rare cases, mumps can spread through saliva causing swelling of the area around the mouth.
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