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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases refers to a group of medical conditions that can be transmitted from human to human, object to human, and sometimes animal/insect to human. Causes of infectious diseases include bacteria, ...Read more


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If you die from a contagious disease will you necessarily be cremated?

If you die from a contagious disease will you necessarily be cremated?

Not in most cases: I suppose if you had some rare disease like e bola virus, there may be an effort to do so. Local health codes may have guidelines. Most funeral directors will follow precautions to avoid infecting their staff & regular burial is possible. ...Read more

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What is the protective gear providers wear when they tend to someone with a very contagious disease?

What is the protective gear providers wear when they tend to someone with a very contagious disease?

Varies : Contact isolation may include gloves, a gown and a face mask depending on the situation. Some germs are more often passed by the debris from a wound while some are potentially air borne or both. The equipment is meant to match the need.If a very contagious illness is present, the patient may be placed in a special laminar flow room to limit air born germ exposure. ...Read more

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Is dementia a contagious disease?

Is dementia a contagious disease?

Depends on the type: The most common types of demenita, alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, etc. Are not contagious, but sometimes can be inherited. Infectious causes of dementia such as syphilis, HIV infection, whipple's disease (rare) and creutzfeldt=jakob (prion) disease are transmissible, but usually not through casual contact such as being in the same house. ...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 scabies a contagious disease?

Is scabies a contagious disease?

Yes!: A very contagious problem. It is passed by close contact with the infected individual. Wash bed sheets and clothing with hot water and detergent. See your doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Yes, somewhat: Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin. The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more

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What are the carriers of contagious disease?

What are the carriers of contagious disease?

Complicated: That depends upon which infectious disease to which you are referring. It may be through blood, inhaled droplets, sexual contact, and so on and so on. Be more specific about the illness and the question could be answered more precisely. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Paronychia (Definition)

Paronychia is an infection of the skin around the nails. It can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. Common symptoms include having a painful, swollen, reddened area around the nail at ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

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