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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Rare genetic: Rett syndrome can be associated with a specific gene marker that can be transmitted to a child. However, it is rare to find such an association since ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Infected Mosquito: The bite of an infected anopheles mosquitoes transmits malaria. There are about 20 species of this mosquito around the world. The disease is transmitt ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Contact with spores: Anthrax is not spread person to person! it is know for its potential to be used in terrorism (2001) as dried spores sent thru the mail infected some p ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Airborne: Transmission is by respiratory droplets, usually produced by coughing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The risk is substantially less than with unprotected anal sex, but anecdotally it has happened, and the chimpanzee version is transmissible by swallow ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Never heard of it and saliva can't transmit the disease unless it has blood in it and even then it is unlikely.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cerv ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience in Infectious Disease
...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Yes, ...: Such a transmission route is possible, but a contact with HPV doesn't mean one should get clinical or even subclinical infection. Most of disease-caus ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Mosquitos do not transmit hiv.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Minimal: but possible HIV virus is usually found in blood and sexual fluids. Low worldwide incidence varies
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Which kind?: The answer depends on what kind of meningitis you are referring to: bacterial meningitis, fungal meningitis, viral meningitis, parasitic meningitis & ... Read More
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Blood borne disease: Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Rather, it is considered more of a blood borne infection that is h ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Potentially -yes: Sweat is one of the body fluids which can transmit Ebola.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not commonly.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual method of transmission.
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A female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience in Infectious Disease
Close contact: Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations whe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
8 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Hepatitis c is transmitted through sexual activity, sharing of needles, blood, blood transfusions (if done prior to around 1990), etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Human body fluids: By contact with the body fluids of infected people. Some animals presumably serve as reservoirs of infection between human outbreaks, but the details ... Read More
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