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is parvo contagious to humans

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, human to human: Parvovirus b19 is a causative organism of fifth disease in children. The same virus also affects pregnant women resulting in fetal hydrops, intrauteri ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not clear: Your question is not clear. What do you mean by prior 10 years of parvovirus b19?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Fifth disease in children. Can present in adults as papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome painful pruritic swelling and erythema of the distal h ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
No: They cannot.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, but it is difficult to catch.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Parvovirus: It is a virus that causes a fever and rash in.Children. Infection causes a transient slow down in red cell formation which is important in people with ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat ; dog bites.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in Bariatrics
Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at htt ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not true: While bird flu has a reservoir in birds, once it gets into humans, it will be spread from personal contact.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Listeriosis primarily is foodborne. Incriminated foods include unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses, deli meat, undercooked poultry, raw vegetables gr ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Yes: It is highly contagious, mostly respiratory droplets.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Rash: In general, parvovirus b19 outbreaks occur in late winter and spring. The time course for the virus: incubation: 4-14 days (21 days in some cases), ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Person to person: No insects or animals for this disease. Only contact with infectious material from a contageous person will pass this germ. Viral particles from sores ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
FROM DEAD OR SICK BI: Usually from dead or sick poultry, people who work with poultry and birds it is highlycontagious in birds and rare cases reported in humans, and can ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Same as heterosex: Hiv is transmitted by the virus present in body secretions deposited onto areas of either mucous membranes (rectal mucosa, oral mucosa or tonsils) whe ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Bird fly: Avian influenza a virus or 'bird flu' i transmitted to humans in one of two ways. Humans may acquire this from direct contact with birds or avian flu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Rabies: Rabies is carried in the animal's saliva. When they bite other animals they transmit the infection.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Virus: If they're all named with the same genus because they are related. Chicken pox is a herpesvirus; the rule only works with the latin names. These viru ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters).
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not easy: Avian flu usually requires close contact with infected birds. Avian flu is not present in the U. S. so please stop obsessing about it.

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