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How can you contract hepatitis?

How can you contract hepatitis?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver" it can be caused by infection, medication, toxins or autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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How can you contract hepatitis c?

How can you contract hepatitis c?

Contracting Hep C: Hepatitis C can be contracted by: Blood transfusions, IV drug use, vertical transmission ( mother to child), sexual exposure, tattooing, Cocaine intranasal use, dialysis and needle stick injuries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to contract meningitis-besides kissing?

Can you tell me how to contract meningitis-besides kissing?

Hand to nose: A common feature of this disease is invasion of the moist and nutrient laden mucous of your nasal passages.Germs enjoy this area and are randomly brought to your face/nose from contaminated fingers.Your unwashed hands bring the exposure, and you may or may not be invaded by the germ. Intimate sharing of saliva is another exposure method. ...Read more

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How can I contract the HIV virus?

How can I contract the HIV virus?

Depends: Contracting HIV depends on multiple factors, including the type of exposure, how much virus is present from the hiv+ person, and host susceptibility, to name a few factors. Receiving an infected blood product is likely highest risk (though blood is screened rigorously). Risk of HIV sexual transmission depends on type of sexual behavior with anal sex being at higher risk than vaginal than oral sex. ...Read more

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What ways can you contract hiv?

What ways can you contract hiv?

See below: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. Mother to child transmission can occur during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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How can you get hepatitis c? How is the disease transmitted?

How can you get hepatitis c? How is the disease transmitted?

Blood borne disease: Transmitted in high risk situations. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), or using nasal drugs, accidental needle stick in a healthcare worker, reused needles/medical equipment without sterilizing, sexually, tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c). Other risk factors are sharing razors, being incarcerated. A simple blood test can confirm if you have hep c ...Read more

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How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

Blood borne disease: Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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How can you contract teratogen rubella?

How can you contract teratogen rubella?

Infection when Pregn: A woman who has rubella during pregnancy is at risk of miscarriage, fetal organ damage, blindness, deafness, heart defects etc. As a teratogenic effect of the infection on the fetus.Failure to get the vaccine in childhood or prior to pregnancy sets the stage for this disaster. With some people avoiding vaccines we are seeing more cases emerge in the general population. Risks are now higher. ...Read more

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How do you contract measles?

How do you contract measles?

Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it. ...Read more

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Can you contract hepatitis from a tattoo?

Can you contract hepatitis from a tattoo?

Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. Sadly, as dr. Singh points out, some people are dumb enough to be inked by friends or goofballs. ...Read more

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How can u catch hepatitis?

How can u catch hepatitis?

Depends on type: Viral types; a: fecal-oral route, bad food, water, hygiene; b: blood borne, birth exposure, IV drugs, nonsterile tattoos, sex; c-blood borne, mostly through iv, nasal drug exposure, rarely sex. Toxic: drug exposure. Autoimmune: genetic predisposition. Alcoholic: too much, toxic exposure. ...Read more

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How can you contract food poisoning?

How can you contract food poisoning?

Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especially careful with foods that contain mayonnaise on a buffet or family picnic that have set out awhile. Always remember to wash your fresh foods before you eat them. This will lessen the chance that you will contract a food borne illness. ...Read more

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How do you contract mediastinitis?

How do you contract mediastinitis?

After surgery: Most commonly after sternotomy and heart surgery, but it can happen after other operations, after instrumentation, such as esophagoscopy, and ocassionally after foreign body perforation of esophagus, or spontaneously. ...Read more

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How can a person contract hepatitis b?

How can a person contract hepatitis b?

Several ways: 1. Transfusion of blood or contaminated needle stick. 2. Sexual contact. 3. Neonatally. ...Read more

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Can you explain how hepatitis C progresses?

Can you explain how hepatitis C progresses?

Slowly: Chronic hcv progressively causes inflammation and then scarring in the liver leading to cirrhosis. Other important issue is that it predisposes to hepatoma. ...Read more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can you get papiloma virus?

How can you get papiloma virus?

Intimate contact: The human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease. Intimate sexual contact is the mode of transmission. Unfortuanately condoms are not 100% effective at preventing transmission. ...Read more