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Are Fleas Contagious To Humans
Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person.
A friend of mine was bitten and now is on antivirals in case simian herpes b. What can we do or look for for her and is it contagious between humans?
Symptoms start: And as soon as 7 days with flu like symptoms of fatigue, muscle aches and general feelings of being ill. There may be blisters that form near the site of the bite, but not always. Unfortunately, the B virus can affect the spinal cord or brain, and then there could be change in sensation, balance problems and paralysis. Human transmission is rare. Prophylactic meds decrease risk of nerve damage.
Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/See 1 more doctor answer
Cat of my son's nanny has worms and is very sick. How contagious is this for human and what r z chances to pick someting. Plz tell me all the answers?
Toxocara cati, Other: Human infections are caused by ingestion of eggs from contaminated hands, soil, or fomites and are usually asymptomatic to mild. T.Gondii:despite the high prevalence of t. Gondii infection in cats, most cats are asymptomatic. Talk to your vet.
Ringworm: Can pass from cat to human. I am not sure about "dormant". If it has been treated then it is not contagious. I have not ever heard it can be dormant. It is a skin problem.
Are bird mites contagious and can they live on human host? Is there a cream to use to kill them off your body?
Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic.
How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks
Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill.
What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?
Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about.See 1 more doctor answer
Viral Illnesses: There may be a variety of answers to this question, but early is always thought to be the time one is most contagious. So, two days before you are at the peak of your illness to two days after the peak of your illness is when it is most likely to be the most contagious to others.
Absolutely: The epstein-barr virus can be spread by a person does not appear sick. People who have an epstein-barr virus infection continue to carry the virus in their saliva and can spread it to others throughout their lifetimes. Avoiding contact with another person's saliva by not sharing drinking glasses or toothbrushes is still a good general disease prevention measure, but most adults will acquire this.