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Are Parasites Contagious From Human To Human
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. ...Read more
Are any human diseases transmittable through mosquitos? From human to mosquito then back to human?
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Zoonotic diseases: can be transmitted from animals to humans. ...Read more
Personal contact: Research is incomplete, but so far transmission to humans from animals (mostly birds) has been uncommon (happily) and mostly personal contact. Airborne transmission does not seem important at this time, but there is fear this could change if the virus mutates. If so, and if highly transmissible (i.e. infection by only a few virus particles), the world could see major epidemics. Fingers crossed! ...Read more
Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV proteins: Hiv particles surround themselves with a coat of fatty material known as the viral envelope (or membrane). Projecting from this are around 72 little spikes, which are formed from the proteins gp120 and gp41. Just below the viral envelope is a layer called the matrix, which is made from the protein p17. ...Read more
Rabies infection: The cdc states: all species of mammals are susceptible to rabies virus infection, but only a few are reservoirs for the disease. Distinct strains of rabies have been identified in raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes and several species of insectivorous bats. Transmission of rabies begins when infected host saliva is passed to an uninfected animal through a bite or mucous membranes, eyes, or mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends where u live: Parasitic worms are uncommon in developed parts of the world due to sanitary standards in food preparation and pervasive hygeine standards. However there are small numbers of reported cases in developed nations. This may be due to poor hygeine from food preparers, contact with animal waste, or other factors. ...Read more
Can docs please explain are bacteria/viruses that evolved far from humans still dangerous to humans?
Zoonotic infection: Because humans may also be susceptible to them. Consider Ebola which can affect humans and other primates. ...Read more
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