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Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause harm. Use common sense cleanliness - avoid direct skin contact on public toilet seats (or wipe with bleach towelette), wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, leave the place clean for the next user. At home use diluted bleach. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

Typically fecal-oral: Simplistic, but a good rule of thumb: Most enteric infections (whether bacterial, viral, parasitic) are acquired by ingesting the infecting agent. Air borne infection usually causes respiratory problems. ...Read more

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How early is a virus contagious?

How early is a virus contagious?

Depends on your view: If one views contagiousness as coming from an infected person, then the virus has to first reproduce inside that person, which takes days or many hours. If a person includes in his view transmission by a third person, then a virus can be contagious right away (such as a person touching infected and non-infected persons, without doing hand-washing in between, thus spreading the virus in no time). ...Read more

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How long is a cold virus contagious?

How long is a cold virus contagious?

7-10days: 7-10 days, worst time is usually days 2-4. ...Read more

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How long is a 24hour virus contagious?

How long is a 24hour virus contagious?

24 hr virus: Contagious for several hours before symptoms till symptoms are resolving. ...Read more

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Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Many are: In fact many are highly contagious. Please be extra precarious with hand hygiene around individuals that are suffering with diarrhea. ...Read more

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When is the roto virus contagious?

When is the roto virus contagious?

Very contagious!: Rotavirus is very contaious! wash your hands! ...Read more

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Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it. Is this true?

Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it.  Is this true?

NO !!: If you have open active lesions you are highly infective by direct contact with individuals who have never previously encountered the virus. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more