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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Many factors: There are many factors, some are 1 peoples resistant to get their children and themselves immunized due to ignorance 2 international travel which b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Medical Terminology: I am not sure if you are joking with this self obvious question. But an infectious disease in an infection you get from others. Infections cause all ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cdc: <www.Cdc.Gov> is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases <www.Promedmail.Org> is a good ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Good hygiene: Doctors contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good hygiene, always washing hands before and after patient encounters, using al ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes it is.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
No: No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.( probably from inflammation).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: It is easily transmitted person-to-person, usually by droplet spread.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Most commonly sinusitis is caused by a bacterium called pneumococcus or one called nontypable haemophilus influenza or one called moraxalla. These ar ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc... Tec ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: An infectious disease is a disease caused by microorganisms (bacteria, virus, parasites, fungi). All sexually transmitted diseases are infectious.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: A person with LD is not going to spread it to others in their social contact. It is passed thru a tick bite if the tick is a carrier.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience in Podiatry
No: Osteonecrosis is when part of the bone starts to die due to lack of blood flow and oxygen. It is not typically associated with an infectious disease, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Sort of: The rash is caused by an allergy to the feces of a mite which is infecting the affected person's skin.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, by definition: Infectious means that it is contagious from one person to another.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many infections...: Are not directly transmitted from person-to-person (non-communicable) but rather transmitted via many other mechanisms. These include san joachim val ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the p ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america webs ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: This is a viral infection which destroys T4 lymphocytes and by doing so destroys the body's immunity. It is not an autoimmune disease, but rather an ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Kawasaki disease is not considered a contagious problem. The cause is uncertain, but may be due to the body's overreaction to some virus (but such a v ... Read More
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