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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
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
???: Which illness? Which viruses?Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it. Is this true?
When something states that a virus is "unable to reproduce outside its living host" does that mean its no longer contagious?
No: It just means it cannot replicate outside a living host. The potential to infect may still be present. ...Read more
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