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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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

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Are rotavirus infections highly contagious?

Are rotavirus infections highly contagious?

Yes: Yes, they are highly contagious, and are spread via the fecal to oral route. That can happen if a child doesn't wash their hands after using the bathroom, and then tough their mouth. Touching a contaminated area, and then touching the mouth can also cause infection. Rotavirus can live for hours on human hands, and days on dry hard surfaces, so washing hands is key to prevent transmission. ...Read more

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If I have a sinus infection am I contagious to others?

No: A sinus infection is a localized infection of the sinus cavities/passages. It is bacterial. There is usually no way to spread this to another person. Nothing is absolute but in generally my answer is no. ...Read more

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How long will i be contagious for with a sinus infection or cold?

How long will i be contagious for with a sinus infection or cold?

There is difference: Most people do not transmit sinus infections; most clinicians agree that except for rare instances, sinus infections are not contagious expect in rare cases. A person infected with a cold virus may be contagious for two to three days before any symptoms appear and remain so until he or she doesn't show any symptoms. This is a period of up to two weeks or so. ...Read more

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If i don't have a fever with a upper resritory infection does that mean i'm not contagious?

If i don't have a fever with a upper resritory infection does that mean i'm not contagious?

No: Not all respiratory infections cause a fever, you can still be contagious. Use proper hand washing or sanitizing, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough to avoid spreading illness. Take care! ...Read more

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Is viral infection contagious?

Is viral infection contagious?

Depends on the virus: But most spread from person to person by one route or another. ...Read more

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Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a 'pinched off' salivary duct. Rarely, enteric flora can cause infection usually in persons in nursing homes. Viral infections rarely cause swollen salivary or parotid gland infections now days as most are immunized against mumps. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis & sinus infection, am i contagious?

I have bronchitis & sinus infection, am i contagious?

Possibly: Acute bronchitis is almost always viral and can be transmitted. The sinus infection may be bacterial or viral. If bacterial, due to the viral infection creating congestion with secondary bacterial invasion, but that would not be communicable to others. ...Read more

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Are sinus infections contagious? I have heard yes and no....

Yes and No: Any infection can be transmitted to others via close contact. If the sinusitis produces cough, sneezing, nasal discharge then those particles in that secretions get to your hands, the tissues or clothes used to cover or to their respiratory tract and they may get it. In general if there is no contact with those secretions through cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, saliva ( kisses), hands :no. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

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