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How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388270 ...Read more

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My husband has coxsackie and the blisters are under the skin. He's been sick for 10 days. Is he still contagious?

My husband has coxsackie and the blisters are under the skin. He's been sick for 10 days. Is he still contagious?

Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

How long is  the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

Not known 4 sure: Coxsackie virus can be transmitted by nasal, salivary discharges, as well as by the blister-like rash that may appear, and by stool (poop). So even when the rash disappears, the virus can still be shed in the poop for weeks. Wash hands well! ...Read more

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My lo legs and arms had some blisters and now they are scabs.. is he still contagious with scabs? We dint know if it was chicken pox or coxsakie d

My lo legs and arms had some blisters and now they are scabs.. is he still contagious with scabs? We dint know if it was chicken pox or coxsakie d

Rash: Chicken Pox has a very characteristic rash of papules (raised bumps), pustules, vesicles (blisters) and crusting or scabs ALL seen at the same time. When all lesions have crusted over and there are no new lesions cropping up, person is no longer considered contagious. ...Read more

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How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds ? Should i cancel next week, s dinner for my family ? Thanks

How long is  c diffcile contagious after you get on meds ? Should i cancel next week, s dinner for my family ? Thanks

Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill. ...Read more

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What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is mg contagious?

Is mg contagious?

No: If you mean myasthenia gravis, it is not contagious. It is an autoimmune problem that has a relationship to the thymus. Some other neuromuscular problems can be similar, so be sure to get a clear diagnosis if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Is athletes food contagious?

Is athletes food contagious?

Yes: Athlete's foot is contagious. It is caused by a fungus that grows in the outer layer of the skin. One of the reasons one should wear bath sandals when showering in a public bath area like a gym. ...Read more

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