A 37-year-old member asked:
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can you get typhoid from kissing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Oct 4, 2020
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Typhoid is contagious & transmitted by infected stools,rarely urine.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Kiss typhoid: Not likely but possible. called a carrier who does not have symptoms.
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not so likely.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual way typhoid and other salmonella infections are spread.
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience 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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