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Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

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

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Are viruses contagious through toilets?

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

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Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Many are: In fact many are highly contagious. Please be extra precarious with hand hygiene around individuals that are suffering with diarrhea. ...Read more

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When is the roto virus contagious?

When is the roto virus contagious?

Very contagious!: Rotavirus is very contaious! Wash your hands! ...Read more

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Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it. Is this true?

Is your herpes less contagious because your virus sheds less, the longer you have had it. Is this true?

NO!!: If you have open active lesions you are highly infective by direct contact with individuals who have never previously encountered the virus. ...Read more

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How early is a virus contagious?

How early is a virus contagious?

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 more

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How long is a cold virus contagious?

How long is a cold virus contagious?

7-10days: 7-10 days, worst time is usually days 2-4. ...Read more

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How long is a 24hour virus contagious?

How long is a 24hour virus contagious?

24 hr virus: Contagious for several hours before symptoms till symptoms are resolving. ...Read more

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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.
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http://www. Ct.gov/dph/cwp/view. Asp? A=3136&q=388270 ...Read more

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If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

If one has the CMV virus for how is this person contagious?

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

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Hi docs, can you tell me if stomache virus is contagious through the air?

Hi docs, can you tell me if stomache virus is contagious through the air?

It occurs through: Close person to person contact or contact with contaminated object. Just breathing the same air does not transmit it. ...Read more

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If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

Both are possible: Both bacteria and viruses can be contagious. Always practice good hygiene. Washing you hands is the best prevention. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

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

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Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it?

Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it?

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 more

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Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more