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How Is Botulism Transmitted
Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ByIngetingInfectedSe: The Polio is transmitted from person to person by contact with infected secretions from nose or mouth or contact with infected feces It enters the body by ingesting infected food or water or touch mouth with ccontaminated hands It can rarely also transmitted through contact with saliva and nasal secretions And swimming in infected non chlorinated pool as was the case with President Roosevelt ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: There are at least 2 forms. Classic and new variant. Classic includes sporatic and familial) sporadic - which it is unknown but usually occurs later in life. Familial- which is passed genetically. Variant- mostly contamination (small percentage- ie contaminated medical instruments or eating contaminated foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surroundings: Humans most often become infected after exposure to environmental sources, such as animal urine, contaminated water or soil, or infected animal tissue. Portals of entry include cuts or abraded skin, mucous membranes or conjunctiva. The vast majority of infections with leptospira are self-limiting. Although penicillins, tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, and Erythromycin have antileptospiral activity. ...Read more
Foodborne: Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium, can be acquired from a number of foods especially cold cuts, smoked fish and unpasteurized milk or cheese. It is especially worrisome when acquired by immunosuppressed people and pregnant women. ...Read more
It's not: Fever is a physical response of the individual to stimulus. As infectious debris in the blood passes through the brain temperature sensor it sends out commands to increase the metabolism which causes the body temperature to rise. Fever is not "transmitted" to anyone, but if caused by a germ, that germ might be passed in several ways, ie saliva,sex,blood, airborne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is avian flu transmitted? How is avian flu transmitted between birds and humans? How do humans pass it along?
FROM DEAD OR SICK BI: Usually from dead or sick poultry, people who work with poultry and birds it is highlycontagious in birds and rare cases reported in humans, and can be fatal.Humans can not pass this to other humans. ...Read more
...: 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. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is usually severe. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. There are several pathogens (types of germs) that can cause bacterial meningitis. Some of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States include haemophilus influenzae (most often caused by type b, hib). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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