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Communicable Diseases That Are Spread Through Saliva
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Bacteria are plentiful throughout the gastro-intestinal tract the GI tract begins at the lips of the mouth and ends at the anus.
Some of the 'normal flora' of the GI tract can be found throughout the system, some of the bacteria are more regional due to other factors...Ph, oxygen concentration, etc. ...Read more
No: Unless you are exposed to vaginal secretion. ...Read more
Yes: Many diseases can be transmitted by the oral cavity including the bacteria involved with gum disease and in the case of newborns the bacteria involved with tooth decay. Even those who are coughing near to you could be a risk of transmission. Your concern is valid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?
No: Cjd also known as mad cow disease is considered a prion disease. Prions are a type of infectious protein. Also, cjd has a very long incubation period (50 years) so it is difficult to study. It is believed that it is spread through ingestion of infected protein mainly beef organs. So far studies suggest that it is not transmitted via blood or saliva. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is MRSA spread through saliva after treatment? Mom said not to share food with friend that had it in 2012, she works in medical, & says I will get it.
My son drank out of another player's water bottle at hockey tonight on accident. Just read that meningitis is spread through saliva and freaking out!
See below: Norovirus is mainly spread by fecal-oral route. The virus is shed in stool and also by airborne droplets of vomitus. You contract the virus by eating contaminated food or drink, by touching a surface that's been contaminated or by exposure to the vomitus. If a person recently vomited, saliva would transmit the virus. You are mostly contagious during the acute illness and for several days after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?
I think I may have accidentally drank from the wrong water bottles what types of diseases can be transmitted through saliva (e.g. HiV or HBV)?
Can MRSA be spread through saliva? My infant daughter has it and she drools a lot from teething. Also what is the incubation period for MRSA? How long
MRSA: MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can be spread via saliva as well as other body fluids. You would be at additional risk for infection if breaks in your skin come in contact with your daughter's saliva. Incubation period for MRSA is one to ten days after entering skin breaks or damaged mucus membranes such as nose or mouth. Key to carefully wash hands after coming in contact w her saliva. ...Read more
If one gets high risk HPV orally can it be spread through saliva onto person in the sense of one drinking from the same glass as the infected perso?
Dog shake him towards me and saliva came out spread rabies virus through air? Clarify me rabies is spread bitting or through air? If I am vaccinated?
I'm a guy and another guy sucked and licked then spread saliva all over my nipple, just wondering if I could catch any STDs or STIs through this?
STD: It is inordinately unlikely that you will get any STD in this fashion. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more