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Can Toxoplasmosis Be Transmitted Through Air Ducts
HPV and Saliva: Yes. But, remember that most of us are infected with a strain of hpv by age 26. This will be an interesting story to follow as medicine learns more about hpv; finds more and better tests to predict the cancers this virus can cause. And, now that there is the gardisil vaccine all at risk (all young adults) should get vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, some can: For example, if a man has a GC/CT/trich urethritis, the germs are going to be delivered through the urethra by both urine and ejaculate. Hepatitis and herpes have been present in saliva as well. Chances of co-infection increase with breaks in oral or vaginal mucosa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Radiation refers to particles like electrons going through space being emanated from a radioactive source. So, in that sense that are through the air, but it is unlike viruses transmitting through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. We are subject to radiation from space all the time and then from earthbound sources. ...Read more
Impetigo is caused: By 2 bacteria, most often "staph", occasionally "strep." it's often on the face, around or in the nose of toddlers ; spreads by contact with the infected sores or nasal discharge or by kids' scratching a lesion, then touching an area of broken skin. It's not really saliva-spread, but kissing a tot with nasal lesions ; a drippy nose isn't a good idea, especially if you have cracked lips/skin. ...Read more
Hepatitis B risks: Hep B is very infectious. It's transmitted thru breaks in the skin or mucus membranes (nose, mouth, etc) by: ? Sexual contact with an infected person ? Direct contact with infected blood, even tiny amounts ? Sharing items, like toothbrushes, razors, syringes... ? Direct contact with open sores of an infected person ? At birth if the mother is infected. It's not thought to pass thru saliva-kissing ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: You could acquire some eggs on your hands from contaminated bed sheets or under ware & then transfer to your face & lips, but that takes a lot of ifs to happen. Pw's are not passed like a virus or sore throat but do require exposure to the shed eggs of an infected person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Saliva generally has a low concentration of truly dangerous pathogens. On the intact corneal and conjunctival surface you have antibodies which neutralize many pathogens. Getting blood splashed into the eye is a different story which can transmit HIV and hepatitis. Just wash your eye out and you should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: You can have a blood test that determines if you have ever had exposure to toxoplasmosis. If you have antibodies, it means you had exposure at some point, and your fetus will be fine. The danger is if you have an acute case of toxoplasmosis while pregnant. If you have active disease, treatment is easy, antibiotics. So go get the test. ...Read more
Several ways: Cats are the definitive host for toxoplasmosis, that is, the sexual life cycle for the organism takes place in their intestines. The oocysts are then passed in the stool and become infectious to humans after a few days of maturing. Many people, however, acquire toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat that contain cysts in the tissues rather than from cat droppings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Favorable: People can get toxoplasmosis but not many are at risk.No treatment is needed if there are no symptoms and many never knew they had and cleared infection. Those at risk: 1. Hiv/aids 2. On steroids or other immunosuppressant drugs 3. On chemotherapy 4. During pregnancy: avoid cat litter/ contaminated soil, undercooked meat. Cover kid's sand boxes, wash hands after cutting raw meat, screened if risk. ...Read more
Blood tests: Diagnosis can be confirmed by detecting a positive blood test called the IgM assay for toxo in the first 6 months. An IgG assay may pick up moms transferred material and would not be specific for baby.The IgM would be produced by the baby in response to an infection. Suspicion & need for testing may arise from exam findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: For most healthy people, toxoplasmosis is not fatal - in fact, 80-90% of healthy people don't ever get symptoms of the disease. However, if you are pregnant or are immunocompromised (aids), you are at risk from complications including death. That being said, death from toxoplasmosis here in the U.S. Is still uncommon (about 750 people die each year that we know of). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pre/postnatal ?!?!: The organism of toxo is acquired by ingestion of infected raw or undercooked meat or inhaled eggs that aerosolize from cat feces.Maternal infection during pregnancy may or may not pass on to the baby. The damage of the infection to the fetus varies. Women contemplating or in pregnancy are encouraged to avoid contact with a cat literbox for the duration of the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: Toxoplasmosis can come from animals and if there are animals in the lake then it can become contaminated You have to swallow the lake water that contains the Oocysts (contaminants) in order to become infected here is a link for toxoplasmosis http://www.healthline.com/health/toxoplasmosis#Overview1 ...Read more
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