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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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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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How are influenza viruses are transmitted?

How are influenza viruses are transmitted?

Droplets: Influenza viruses are primarily transmitted from one person to another by droplets through talking, sneezing or coughing. ...Read more

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Are STD transmitted through sweat?

Are STD transmitted through sweat?

STDs: No. Stds are not likely to be transmitted through sweat. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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HPV or HSV viruses can be transmitted through towels , washing machines and dryers, toilets , used spoons or cups been used by infected person?

HPV or HSV viruses can be transmitted through towels , washing machines and dryers, toilets , used spoons or cups been used by infected person?

About worries...: As president Franklin Roosevelt once said, in 1933 about 83 years ago, "...let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Diseases are not transmitted via the washer / dryer. No worries. Go ahead and do laundry. Live life safely, but realize that everything we do or don't do will have risks. ...Read more

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Are rotavirus infections highly contagious?

Are rotavirus infections highly contagious?

Yes: Yes, they are highly contagious, and are spread via the fecal to oral route. That can happen if a child doesn't wash their hands after using the bathroom, and then tough their mouth. Touching a contaminated area, and then touching the mouth can also cause infection. Rotavirus can live for hours on human hands, and days on dry hard surfaces, so washing hands is key to prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

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Can people catch syphilis from toilets?

It is possible: but not very comfortable. It is a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

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

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Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Unlikely, but... : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves is unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...Read more

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Are stomach infections contageous?

Are stomach infections contageous?

Gastroenteritis?: Viral gastroenteritis (vomiting/diarrhea) is very contageous. Norovirus/ enterovirus/ norwalk virus are some of the most common causes of outbreaks. Spread can be stopped by good handwashing (lister was right!). There are many types of other contageous stomach infections: bacterial (salmonella, shigella, campylo bacter, h. Pylori, c. Diffi); parasites (giardia, cryptosporidia, cyclospora)..... ...Read more

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Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Yes, more than one w: HIV is transmitted through blood exchange witj an infected person. This could occur during sex, blood transfusion or blood exchange with an infected needle(not the syringe) ...Read more

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What diseases are spread through sharing food or drink?

What diseases are spread through sharing food or drink?

Not sharing: Diseases are spread through sharing food and drink - hepatitis, infection with strep, mono, or even HIV if tissues damage as ulcers in mouth. ...Read more

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How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

How common are MRSA infections from hospital toilets?

MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more

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How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

Agree w earlier: responses. HIV can only be transmitted between humans. The virus would be unable to remain alive in a mosquito. Even if it could, mosquitoes don't inject blood into people. ...Read more

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How are humans infected by west nile virus?

How are humans infected by west nile virus?

Mosquito bite: West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It causes neuroinvasive disease in ...Read more

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yeast infection survive outside host? Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

 yeast infection survive outside host?   Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

Yeast infections : candida is an yeast that most commonly cause an infection known also as candidiasis. Most people have candida as part of normal flora in balance with other bacteria and yeast species. It's only when there's a disruption of balance and overgrowth one pathogen the disease process starts. It's part of the host and doesn't get transmitted from "door knobs or clothes ". ...Read more

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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

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Hi docs, can you tell me if stomache virus is contagious through the air?

Hi docs, can you tell me if stomache virus is contagious through the air?

It occurs through: close person to person contact or contact with contaminated object. Just breathing the same air does not transmit it. ...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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I already went through 3 days of chills and fever, today is my 5th day and now I have the symptoms I listed. Is that nirmal of the flu and am I still contagious? If yes can someone be in the same room and get my virus?

I already went through 3 days of chills and fever, today is my 5th day and now I have the symptoms I listed. Is that nirmal of the flu and am I still contagious? If yes can someone be in the same room and get my virus?

Possibly but: It is time for you to contact your doctor given the severity of your symptoms. Do realize that as we get older, we are more likely to develop complications such as pneumonia from a flu- if you indeed are suffering from that. If it is a virus, you can indeed transmit it to someone even in the same room as you. Be sure to wash your hands before touching anything or shaking any hand. ...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?

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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?

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

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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

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If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more

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Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

BP is not contagious: Viruses are contagious, -Bells palsy is due to the facial nerve not functioning properly, being weakened or paralyzed ,and can occur after a viral infection. The nerve is damaged by inflammation. Other things can damage the facial nerve and evaluation for other causes should occur, often time limited ...Read more

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How contagious is the stomach virus?

How contagious is the stomach virus?

Stomach virus: There is not one specific virus capable of producing acute gastroenteritis, and when it occurs it is communicable generally by the fecal/oral route. Somebody with the virus handles your food or water and you become infected. ...Read more

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How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388270 ...Read more

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Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but hsp is not contagious. ...Read more

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If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

Both are possible: Both bacteria and viruses can be contagious. Always practice good hygiene. Washing you hands is the best prevention. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?

How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?

Herpes? HPV?: The main "skin viruses" are herpes simplex virus (HSV1 and HSV2) and human papillomavirus (HPV, multiple types). These ever are transmitted only by intimate personal contact, i.e. sexually (including oral sex) and kissing (for HSV1 only). Whether and how long they survive in clothing, towels, sinks, doorknobs, toilet seats, etc is irrelevant and not well known. But it doesn't matter. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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