Dutch scientists conducted a study that showed that children most often become infected with human papillomavirus, which causes growth of warts, not in public places, but at home and at school.
Specialists for 18 months analyzed the pathways of warts among 1100 Dutch children from 4 to 12 years old. The authors observed the hands and feet of children throughout the period.
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Scientists have concluded that common remedies for warts, such as hiding warts under a bandage or wearing slippers when going to the pool does not solve the problem, infection still occurs, new warts appear.
It turned out that children often get warts from relatives or classmates, and not from the pool. The results of this study may be useful for further study of human papillomavirus.