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is norcardia bacteria contagious

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Both are possible: Both bacteria and viruses can be contagious. Always practice good hygiene. Washing you hands is the best prevention. Wishing you the best.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Tuberculosis is caused by an infection with a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria can infect the lungs and other body sites. T ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: Many of us have strep pneumo germs in our nasal passages periodically as hitchhiker germs. They can sit there and do nothing or take advantage of a de ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Could be either: If the husband is now better , then she should be better eventually too. Simple diarrhea can clear up on its own but some causes, are by bacteria that ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe, not airborne: When someone has a staph infection (MRSA or not), other people in the same household often are at somewhat increased risk. It's not so much airborne, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Psoriasis itself as an entity is not contagious. If u get secondary bacterial infections then it is possible.
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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Bray
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, : Yes, h pylori can be transmitted quite easily from one person to another, although in modern, sanitary conditions, that transmission is much less comm ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but: Fortunately almost all enteric organism are exquisitely sensitive to heat and handwashing. So after your bowel movements, wash hands thoroughly. If ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not long: Bacterial conjunctivits (not viral conjunctivitis) in adults requires some breakdown of the surface of someone exposed. Bacteria cannot penetrate the ... Read More
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