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Can you catch gastroenteritis from somebody who caught it from you?

Can you catch gastroenteritis from somebody who caught it from you?

Yes: Although, the example you are giving is not a common one, but theoretically it is possible, as some pathogens of gastroenteritis we never become immune to, so re-infection is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Can you catch norovirus from kissing someone who is not feeling ill?

Can you catch norovirus from kissing someone who is not feeling ill?

Its possible BUT: UNLIKELY...if the person you kiss has been contaminated (eg by kissing someone with the virus) but is not yet sick themselves!! Norovirus is a GI virus ...spreads by CONTACT! Keep that in mind! Wash Hands Keep separate dishes BE Careful! and BE WELL Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

Can you catch norovirus from someone breathing on you?

No: It is spread from fecal contamination of things subsequently swallowed. Aerosol inaction of particles swallowed may also occur. It is not spread from breathing it in. ...Read more

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How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

Skin to skin contact: Certian stds, such as herpes and hpv, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. Therefore, sex is not required to transmit these infections. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Not likely but: It is not likely but there is a remote possibility that the other person had an active herpetic lesion in the mouth and you drank immediately after he/she drank from the glass but i will not worry about it.Oral herpes causes cold sores and caused by type1 herpesvirus .Genital herpes is caused by type2 herpes virus. ...Read more

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If you receive a blow job from a girl with chlamydia how likely are you to catch it from her?

If you receive a blow job from a girl with chlamydia how likely are you to catch it from her?

Low risk, but...: Chlamydia uncommonly infects the oral cavity, and therefore is rarely transmitted by oral sex. Nothing to worry about. However, gonorrhea IS transmitted by oral sex. As a sexually active (young?) person, you should be tested for STDs from time to time, regardless of known exposures. So maybe this is a good time, while it's on your mind. But not because of chlamydia risk from such an event. ...Read more

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Can you get hsv-2 from eating from someone who has it ?

Can you get hsv-2 from eating from someone who has it ?

No: Herpes virus cannot be transmitted from food utensils or food. Herpes is spread by skin to skin contact where an open sore is secreting the virus, or it is actively being shead (as with the cervix of the uterus). ...Read more

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Is it possible to not catch a contagious stomach virus from someone you live with (don't share a room)?

Is it possible to not catch a contagious stomach virus from someone you live with (don't share a room)?

YES: Most of these viruses (eg: Norovirus) LIVE ON SURFACES thus HAND WASHING and NOT SHARING dishes , bathroom supplies are the only way to avoid the vurus. BLEACH clean all surfaces touched by the infected person! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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If you have had mono can you catch it from someone else?

If you have had mono can you catch it from someone else?

Yes & no: The majority of moono is caused by the eb virus and prior infection will protect you for life.However, there are some other germs that can cause about 20% of mono and that eb virus you had in the past does not give you immunity to the other forms. ...Read more

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Can you catch bronchitis from someone else that has it and how?

Can you catch bronchitis from someone else that has it and how?

Not exactly: You don't catch bronchitis directly, but you can catch someone's cold, which can lead to bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read more

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Can you catch pneumonia from driving a truck that someone else has.?

Can you catch pneumonia from driving a truck that someone else has.?

Unlikely: Unless they were in truck with you & they exposed you. ...Read more

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Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Yes: This is a parasitic infection which is transmitted via a fecal-oral route, especially through contaminated waters. It is not a serious problem for healthy immunocompetent individuals but can be deadly for HIV-AIDS patients ...Read more

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Can I catch tonsillitis from someone else?

Can I catch tonsillitis from someone else?

Yes: Tonsillitis can result from either bacteria or viruses. Generally, both of these may be transmitted from one person to another & lead to swelling of the tonsils which we call tonsillitis. Often these bacteria or viruses are caught from people who have no symptoms - called "carriers". Only some people who catch the microbes will get the infection. This depends on an individual’s immune system strength. ...Read more

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Can you catch Zika from another person?

Can you catch Zika from another person?

ZIKA: Aedes mosquito: Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses. Per CDC, there has been one report of possible spread of the virus through blood transfusion and one report of possible spread of the virus through sexual contact. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more