Many different types of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause different types of warts. The most familiar are the common warts (often on the skin of the hands), anogenital warts (on the genitalia, anus, vagina, cervix), and plantar warts (on the feet). Some members of this group of viruses can cause cancer in deeper tissues (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus, back of the throat, base of tongue, and tonsils).

Person to person through close contact


Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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