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How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

Hygiene: Stomach bugs are passed from person to person. Good hand washing willl prevent the spread of infection. ...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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How exactly is a stomach bug passed on to other people?

How exactly is a stomach bug passed on to other people?

Direct contact: Most 'stomach bugs' are passed by direct contact and ingestion; either through contaminated food or water -food handled by an infected person not using proper hygiene- or hand to mouth contact after touching a contaminated surface. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to contract the h1n1 virus from a person who had the live nasal vaccine?

Is it possible for a person to contract the h1n1 virus from a person who had the live nasal vaccine?

Not really: Live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) is a live-virus nasal spray. "attenuated" means the live-virus has been weakened so not to cause the flu in persons receiving the vaccine. The vaccine's virus is no longer the same h1n1 virus that gets people sick in the community. So, if one inhales a sneeze from a just-vaccinated person, the "inhaler" might get the vaccine's virus but not the real h1n1. ...Read more

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How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

Skin 2 skin contact: Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact. *not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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How could a person get epilepsy and how is it passed on?

How could a person get epilepsy and how is it passed on?

Depends: Certain types of epilepsy can run in families. However other types can occur without any previous family history. It would really depend on the type of seizures and what is causing the epilepsy. It would be best to discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can being sick with a stomach virus cause a person to lose consciousness?

Can being sick with a stomach virus cause a person to lose consciousness?

Possibly. : Enough vomiting or diarrhea could do this. Dehydration can do this and electrolyte imbalances that vomiting or diarrhea, or both, could cause. ...Read more

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How to diagnose that a person is suffering from ordinary flu or swine flu?

How to diagnose that a person is suffering from ordinary flu or swine flu?

Nasal swab: This year the number of 'swine flu' is slightly aroound 1.5% of tested samples. There are 2 main types of flu - flu a and flu b. This year we are having a lot of flu a. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch the 'stomach flu' from someone?

Is it possible to catch the 'stomach flu' from someone?

See below: Usually transmission is by direct contact with the virus itself via direct contact with the person or something which the affected person was in contact with recently. Occasionally, theoretically, respiratory droplets from the person could infect others as well. ...Read more

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How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read more

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How can worms be passed from a dog to a human ?

How can worms be passed from a dog to a human ?

Ingestion of soil or: feces that contain eggs will cause human infection with round worms, which then hatch and start migration in the system. Hookworms are more likely to be acquired by walking barefoot on contaminated soil, such as on a beach but can also be acquired from feces. Tape worms require ingestion of a flea that was infected by feeding off an infected dog. Pick up POOP! and wash hands before eating. ...Read more

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I was told herpes can burn through condoms and can be passed from person to person through sweat, how true is this?

I was told herpes can burn through condoms and can be passed from person to person through sweat, how true is this?

Spread of herpes HSV: Hsv does not 'burn through' condoms but it certainly can be passed from one person to another by contact with infected body fluids that may be on the outside of the condom and then touched by the 'recipient'. It can be passed skin-skin contact (athletes: herpes gladiatorum), through oral secretions and through sexual contact. ...Read more

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Can a person get incredible sick from eating a little human excrement?

Can a person get incredible sick from eating a little human excrement?

Depends: Many bacterial and other communicable disease can be spread through fecal contamination, including eating feces. Hepatitis b can be spread this way, as can gonorrhea, intestinal infections, amebic dysentery and others. If the person providing the feces is in normal health, it is unlikely that small amounts, such as might be consumed during analingus (anal-oral contact) would cause illness. ...Read more

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How could a person get dentures if the person is disabled?

How could a person get dentures if the person is disabled?

No problem: Generally their are very few disabilities that can cause someone not to wear dentures. If the disability is in the oral/facial area and dentures will just not work, then considering dental implants for fixed prosthetics will be the right answer. Consult with a prosthodontist in your area about your options. ...Read more

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If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito? How long will it live?

If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito?  How long will it live?

A full mosquito life: That mosquito's life will not be affected. But mosquitoes don't transmit hiv, if that's what you're getting at. ...Read more

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more