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Is hsp virus contagious

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but HSP is not contagious.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
HSV: Yes, you can have the HSV virus without a rash.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
General Practice 35 years experience
Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause ha... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Low risk...: ...and easy to avoid. The main infections one might acquire in public toilets are colds, flu, and various gastrointestinal infections like viral gastr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Many are: In fact many are highly contagious. Please be extra precarious with hand hygiene around individuals that are suffering with diarrhea.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Typically fecal-oral: Simplistic, but a good rule of thumb: Most enteric infections (whether bacterial, viral, parasitic) are acquired by ingesting the infecting agent. Air... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
NO !!: If you have open active lesions you are highly infective by direct contact with individuals who have never previously encountered the virus.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: It just means it cannot replicate outside a living host. The potential to infect may still be present.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19: “The mean incubation period is 5 days. About 97% of the people who get infected & develop symptoms will do so within 11 to 12 days, & about 99... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Incubation: The average is 2 to 14 day (but even 1 day has been reported). The median is 5 days from exposure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
When symptomatic: Virus is shed and transmitted in the respiratory secretions of the symptomatic patient (sneezing, fever, chilling, coughing).
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