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Can Sepsis Be Spread From Person To Person
Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs.These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in certain cases: Lyme is not easily transmitted but there is strong evidence that it can be transmitted in utero from mother to baby & it can be transmitted via blood transfusions. However, whether it can be sexually transmitted is controversial. Lyme has not been proven to be sexually transmitted, but it hasn't been disproven either. While there is not yet clear evidence of sexual transmission it may be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The triggering factor for poison oak, Ivy & sumac is an oily chemical that adheres to your skin or objects after contact. It has been known to cause rashes in people moving camping equipment months after storage. As long as you wash off the chemical with a good soap, it cannot be spread to other skin sites or people. The blisters contain sterile body serum & don't spread the rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cannibalism: "kuru" was transmitted in this way and became an epidemic among the fore people of new guinea. It has also been transmitted on surgical instruments, by organ transplant, and more recently probably by blood transfusion. Tissue is infectious so we do not like to handle it in the lab. A person with cjd poses no danger to caregivers. ...Read more
Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: By direct contact and/or respiratory droplets exchanged through the air that contain the bacterial agent. ...Read more
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