A 37-year-old member asked:
Can you get typhoid from kissing?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 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.
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Dr. Hamsa Jayarajanswered
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
No: Typhoid is contagious & transmitted by infected stools,rarely urine.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2020
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