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Is nocardia contagious?

Is nocardia contagious?

Not very: It's either an opportunist in immunocompromised people (if deep) or a cause of difficult ulcers, often on the feet (on the surface). It doesn't present a hazard to those around the patient. Surface ulcers should be kept clean and hygienic. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am i contagious?

Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am i contagious?

Many mycobacteria: There are >200 species of mycobacteria. We worry about mycobacterium tuberculosis because it can be transmitted between people. Atypical mycobacterium, like mai, are not contageous. These are in our h2o supply ; we drink/inhale them. Most are problematic in people w/lung diseases (copd/cystic fibrosis) or those who are immunocompromised (hiv/transplant patients). In normal hosts usually no worry. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a chest infection contagious?

I was wondering is a chest infection contagious?

Depends: It highly depends on the type of pathogen which has caused the infection if by the chest infection you mean pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is minimal koch's infection contagious even though i don't have a cough? Will an employer still hire me even though i have minimal koch's infection?

Is minimal koch's infection contagious even though i don't have a cough? Will an employer still hire me even though i have minimal koch's infection?

Tuberculosis: Unless there is an unusual coincidence, this appears to be a repeat question, answered a few weeks ago. Tuberculosis ("Koch's infection") is minimally infectious if there is no cough, and also is rarely transmitted once the patient is on proper treatment. You will not be a risk to your co-workers and need not mention your TB to your employer. ...Read more

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Throat infection am i still contagious?

Throat infection am i still contagious?

Pharyngitis: Need more info. What is causing the infection, how long have you had it, are you coughing, what form of contact do you have with people to whom you are concerned about infecting, and so on. Rephrase question and ask again. Best. ...Read more

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Is upper tespitairy infection. Contagious?

Is upper tespitairy infection. Contagious?

URI's are contagious: Person to person spread is the most common way people develop upper respiratory tract infections (uri's). Secretions carrying the virus (and sometimes bacteria) are transferred by touching a hand to the nose and mouth or by inhaling droplets from an affected person who is sneezing or coughing. This is why hand hygiene and covering coughs and sneezes is important when you have a cold. ...Read more

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Are all chest infections contagious?

Are all chest infections contagious?

No: Most really not but some are highly contagious such as influenza, the SARS corona virus and pneumonic plague. ...Read more

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Is a bronchial infection contagious?

Is a bronchial infection contagious?

Bronchitis: It can be depending on the cause. Flu and whooping cough can both cause bronchitis which are highly contagious. Flu can also cause pneumonia. Bronchial infections are called bronchitis. On the other hand some bacteria can also cause bronchitis that are not contagious. ...Read more

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Would sepis be considered a contagious infection?

Sepsis contagious?: Sepsis =infection w/severe inflammatory response (low bp, rapid hr, leaky blood vessels, poor blood flow to vital organs & extremities) infections w/ability to spread person (or animal/object) to person are contagious. Many infections are contagious & don't cause sepsis (i.e. Common cold, tb); some do (anthrax, salmonella, plague). Follow contact precautions posted for the sick pt to be safe. ...Read more

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What is the infection accenntadactor they said it was very contagious and can br deadly is this true?

What is the infection accenntadactor they said it was very contagious and can br deadly is this true?

Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter is a type of bacteria that often can be resistant to many antibiotics currently used. The "deadliness" comes from the relative lack of therapeutic options and if it is not covered with the standard regimen for broad spectrum antibiotics. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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