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Is Hsp Virus Contagious
No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but HSP is not contagious. ...Read more
Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause harm. Use common sense cleanliness - avoid direct skin contact on public toilet seats (or wipe with bleach towelette), wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, leave the place clean for the next user. At home use diluted bleach. ...Read more
Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it. Is this true?
When something states that a virus is "unable to reproduce outside its living host" does that mean its no longer contagious?
No: It just means it cannot replicate outside a living host. The potential to infect may still be present. ...Read more
???: Which illness? Which viruses?Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on your view: If one views contagiousness as coming from an infected person, then the virus has to first reproduce inside that person, which takes days or many hours. If a person includes in his view transmission by a third person, then a virus can be contagious right away (such as a person touching infected and non-infected persons, without doing hand-washing in between, thus spreading the virus in no time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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http://www. Ct.gov/dph/cwp/view. Asp? A=3136&q=388270 ...Read more
Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more
It occurs through: Close person to person contact or contact with contaminated object. Just breathing the same air does not transmit it. ...Read more
How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?
Herpes? HPV?: The main "skin viruses" are herpes simplex virus (HSV1 and HSV2) and human papillomavirus (HPV, multiple types). These ever are transmitted only by intimate personal contact, i.e. sexually (including oral sex) and kissing (for HSV1 only). Whether and how long they survive in clothing, towels, sinks, doorknobs, toilet seats, etc is irrelevant and not well known. But it doesn't matter. ...Read more
Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available. It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks. International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...Read more
BP is not contagious: Viruses are contagious, -Bells palsy is due to the facial nerve not functioning properly, being weakened or paralyzed, and can occur after a viral infection. The nerve is damaged by inflammation. Other things can damage the facial nerve and evaluation for other causes should occur, often time limited ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically fecal-oral: Simplistic, but a good rule of thumb: Most enteric infections (whether bacterial, viral, parasitic) are acquired by ingesting the infecting agent. Air borne infection usually causes respiratory problems. ...Read more