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What is Mercia and how do you catch it

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exposure to case: Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox. While it was active it ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Smallpox: Human to Human transmission. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would ... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy p... Read More
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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets.
Dr. Kang Zhang
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Respiratory : Mumps is caused by a virus and is spread from person to person through contact with respiratory secretions.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
More familiar name: This is better-known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which can be seen in lupus or "just happens". An antibody against a molecular unit involv... Read More
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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
COVID spread : The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through r... Read More
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Fecal Exposure: The most common risk factor for roundworm acquisition is fecal contact. Therefore, washing your hands will go a long way toward prevention of picking... Read More
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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Fecal-oral route: Ingestion of contaminated food.

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