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How Long Does A Person With Meningitis Stay Infectious
Depends on germs: If you have bacterial meningitis and you've been treated for at least 24 hours, you are no longer contagious. A person with viral meningitis may be contagious for 7-10 days after their symptoms first started. Cover your nose/mouth when you sneeze/cough. Avoid spread by washing hands a lot. Don't share spoons, forks, drinking straws, chapsticks, lip glosses/lipsticks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most ~ 8days: General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks. Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases.The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your whole life: There are many forms of md and many potential problems that can arrise both big and little. Every one is different. Fortunately there are alot of great people out there working hard to help folks with md live to the fullest. I encorage my patients to get second opinions and also i suggest they look into becoming involved with their state and local md chapters. ...Read more
While you're alive: Bechet's disease is a genetic predisposition to having intestinal polyps that can evolve into cancerous growth. You will need regular monitoring to take out these polyps before they turn cancerous but this is by no means guaranteed that they will become cancerous. I don't know tht it will curtail your life span if you watch your health conscientously. ...Read more
Not by touch: Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale. Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body. ...Read more
You can till: If gonorrhea is not treated your bodies defences may cure it without an antibiotic as it happened before there were antibiotics.But if you don't seek treatment it can spread to other parts of body through blood stream including your joints, it can be very serious. It may not kill for long time but will make your life miserable if not treated so prevention and early treatment i recommend to all. ...Read more
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