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what diseases can you catch from saliva

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
No: According to the natinal institute of nerological disease you can not get it from casual contact...You need to touch brain tissue.
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Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Cjd also known as mad cow disease is considered a prion disease. Prions are a type of infectious protein. Also, cjd has a very long incubation perio ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It would depend on if the person had any infections in the blood stream. You may consult this site for information on blood borne pathogens: https://m ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hamstra
35 years experience Pediatrics
Blood exposure: Blood can carry disease & spread to another person. The other person would first have to have an active contagious infectious disease like hepatit ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Hand, foot and mouth disease is very contagious and can spread easily by direct contact. Wash your hands frequently and avoid direct contact until th ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Hand foot mouth dis: The incubation period can be as long as 3 weeks at times.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Contagious, but...: Most adults have already had hand/foot/mouth disease, so even if she is around a kid who has an active case, she is unlikely to become ill. If still w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Berger
40 years experience Podiatry
Probably will: Contagious virus which is harmless.Treatment is supportive.Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, topical antihistamines/steroids (otc) for rash, and anta ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : The hfm viral illness is caused by viruses that is present in oral secretions while febrile and will be excreted in the stool for wks after primary in ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Anyone , infant to older adult can catch the strains of virus that can trigger the hfm pattern.Pregnancy does not confer protection from the germ. If ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Usually this infection is only contagious to children ten years and younger but you could be infected if you have not been around the disease and deve ... Read More

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