Herpetic gingivostomatitis in children can be transmitted by using contaminated utensils, playing with contaminated toys, playing with any infected surface it seems. What a bummer that kids seem to put everything in their mouths! I know my daughter is always chewing on whatever she can get her hands on.
Day cares are a notorious setting for spreading this virus. This makes it even harder to find a good day care! What do we do, go in with a kit to swab surfaces and send it to a lab?
I guess we just have to be super vigilant in teaching our kids the importance of cleanliness and not putting everything in their mouths.