Warts may be transmitted in families, schools

Noting that knowledge about the transmission of HPV-caused warts is scarce, they examined the hands and feet of more than 1000 children aged 4–12 years and followed them for up to 18 months.

They found family exposure and prevalence among classmates increased the risk of children developing warts, whereas traditional concerns such as exposure from the floor of public showers or from swimming pools were less likely to lead to warts.

Children with white skin type had double