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How does impetigo usually spread?

How does impetigo usually spread?

Direct contact: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and spreads by contact, either directly or indirectly through our hands. Hand washing is very important to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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How does impetigo spread?

How does impetigo spread?

Direct contact: Impetigo spreads by direct skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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How does eczema spread and is it contagious?

How does eczema spread and is it contagious?

No not contagious: Eczema is broably described to a range of skin conditions .These can cause dryness in skin and rashes and associated with itching the cause is combination and envoirenmental factors no it is not contagious. ...Read more

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How does the rhinovirus spread?

How does the rhinovirus spread?

Droplets or contact: It can spread through direct contact, or droplets spread via cough/sneezing etc. Cover your cough/sneeze and use hand sanitizer to reduce transmission. ...Read more

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How quickly does leprosy spread?

How quickly does leprosy spread?

Very Slowly: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

How quickly does bacterial endocartisis spread?

VERY, very quickly: In a majority of cases, bacteria that causes endocarditis loves in blood. Since endocarditis involves a bacterial infection of the inner heart lining, including the heart valves, they grow especially well in this area and can form vegetations. With blood crossing the valve, the vegetations can flick off and deposit into the lungs or other parts of the body as it spreads quickly in the blood. ...Read more

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How does trichophyton spread?

How does trichophyton spread?

Contact: Trichophyton is a skin fungus that is spread through contact. It can spread it to exposed areas through contact with affected skin, sharing hats, contaminated combs/ brushes, etc. ...Read more

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How does herpes spread?

How does herpes spread?

Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

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How does diphtheria spread

How does diphtheria spread

Droplet, skin disch: The diphtheria organisms are spread by respiratory tract droplets or by contact with discharge from skin lesions. ...Read more

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How does sepsis spread?

How does sepsis spread?

Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Is chikungunya contagious???  Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more

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How does leprosy spread?

Spread of Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. ...Read more

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Does eczema usually spread and grow larger or does it stay localized?

Does eczema usually spread and grow larger or does it stay localized?

Eczema can do both: Eczema can stay localized or spread, depending on the kind of eczema and how well or poorly it is managed. There are sites of predilection for eczema that vary according to age (infants - cheeks, arms, legs), pediatric (behind knees and in front of elbows), adults (trunks, arms, legs, hands). See a dermatologist if your eczema is difficult to manage. ...Read more

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How does tularemia spread?

How does tularemia spread?

Tularemia: Tularemia can be transmitted to man in a variety of ways and depending on the way it is transmitted different symptoms can occur. A cut from exposure to certain wild animals or an infected tick bite can cause a skin ulcer with swollen regional lymph node or just the node swelling. Inhalation which can be associated with gardening or landscaping can cause pneumonia. Person to person spread is rare. ...Read more

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How does smallpox spread?

How does smallpox spread?

Person to person: Contact with infectious material from an person with smallpox is how this was passed. There are no insects or animals that spread the germ. Since there has been no cases since 1977, we only hear about this from people worried it may resurface as a bioterror weapon. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes typically spread?

How is genital herpes typically spread?

Sexual contact: Sexual contact with a person with active herpes can spread the infection to a partner, either genitally or orally. Some people have an active lesion and don't know it. If you don't know your partner, use a condom! ...Read more

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How does hiv/aids spread?

How does hiv/aids spread?

Body fluids: Mostly from sexual intercourse and from contact with infected blood products. ...Read more