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Can you get typhoid from kissing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: Typhoid is contagious & transmitted by infected stools,rarely urine.

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