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Is viral meningitis infectious?

Is viral meningitis infectious?

Very variable: There is a very large number of viruses that can cause meningitis, most are not infectious. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html. ...Read more

Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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Is sars a viral infection?

Is sars a viral infection?

Yes: Sars was a viral variant that has likely gone the way of the dodo. ...Read more

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Is herpes encephalitis a contagious diseases?

Is herpes encephalitis a contagious  diseases?

Depends on situation: The transmission of the herpes simplex virus is possible from active skin or mucous membrane sores if present. If none are present, the child is not considered contagious. A close examination of all skin surfaces should be done frequently in the early treatment phase as these can be elusive. Good hand washing & contact isolation will limit any spread from active lesions. ...Read more

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Is infectious colitis contagious?

Is infectious colitis contagious?

Yes, by definition: Infectious means that it is contagious from one person to another. ...Read more

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Is chickenpox a contagious disease?

Is chickenpox a contagious disease?

Chicken pox: It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period). While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days. ...Read more

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Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

No: Coxsackie virus infections cause some cold symptoms, small throat ulcers, rashes on the hands and feet, some fever, tummy upset, etc... It is not considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is measles- viral or bacterial?

What is measles- viral or bacterial?

Virus: Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route. A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Neither: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs. It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza. ...Read more

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Is kawasaki diseases contagious?

Is kawasaki diseases contagious?

No: Kawasaki syndrome is a systemic vasculitis that is not spread person to person. It does occur in mini-epidemics and it occurs in siblings of affected patients more frequently than the general population suggesting a common exposure to an infectious agent as the trigger. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine against viral gastroenteritis?

Is there a vaccine against viral gastroenteritis?

Not all of them: There is one vaccine against the rotovirus, given in the first 6 mo of life to some infants. There is no general vaccine for the dozens of other viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Is a rotavirus contagious?

Is a rotavirus contagious?

Yes: Very. It is spread very easily between children and sometimes adults. Almost every person has been infected with a rotavirus at least once in their life. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

Hardly: Viral meningitis is usually a self-limiting condition and long-term neurologic sequelae is rare. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis contagious?

Is encephalitis contagious?

Depends: Infectious encephalitis caused by borelia, viruses (yellow fever, hemorrhagic fever viruses), rickettsiae are contagious, but often require the presence of a vector, usually a mosquito or a tick that will transfer the pathogen from the infected person to the healthy one. ...Read more

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

Is scabies an infectious disease?

Yes, by transmission: Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact. Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact. ...Read more

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Is mumps contagious?

Is mumps contagious?

Yes: The mumps virus is contagious to unimmunized people. The disease is not curable currently with any drug and has potentially serious complications such as encephalitis and orchitis. ...Read more

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Streptococcal disease - is there a vaccine?

Streptococcal disease - is there a vaccine?

Not available : Although group a & b streptococcus cause significant problems around the world there is no presently available vaccine that would prevent it. A worrisome issue for researchers contemplating one for group a strep comes from its potential to trigger an auto-immune response that is more damaging than the initial infection. In time they may sort this out. ...Read more

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What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

What is the transmission for infectious mononucleosis?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

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