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Can you get typhoid from kissing

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally tra... Read More
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
No: Typhoid is contagious & transmitted by infected stools,rarely urine.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Kiss typhoid: Not likely but possible. called a carrier who does not have symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Not so likely.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual way typhoid and other salmonella infections are spread.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Not commonly.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual method of transmission.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not usual mode of: transmission. But CDC states: "Try to avoid close contact, such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people who are sick." h... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Typhoid: The bacteria that cause typhoid fever spread through contaminated food or water and occasionally through direct contact with someone who is infected
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 48 years experience
See answer: The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not con... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Typhoid: Typhoid is usually acquired through consumption of water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of one with the disease. Transmission throug... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
May get well: With proper treatment, they may get well sooner than dealing with the full wrath of the disease.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
May depend: Generally 4-10 days, but can be more rapid depending upon organism load, whether you were on antibiotics, if you have low gastric acid, and other fact... Read More

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