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Is Parvo Contagious To Humans
Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is avian flu transmitted? How is avian flu transmitted between birds and humans? How do humans pass it along?
FROM DEAD OR SICK BI: Usually from dead or sick poultry, people who work with poultry and birds it is highlycontagious in birds and rare cases reported in humans, and can be fatal.Humans can not pass this to other humans. ...Read more
Same as heterosex: Hiv is transmitted by the virus present in body secretions deposited onto areas of either mucous membranes (rectal mucosa, oral mucosa or tonsils) where there are receptor sites to which the virus attaches. There are some forms of sexual activity in which individuals are more prone to bleeding, in which case these bleeding sites present a rapid route for viral entry. ...Read more
Is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?
Avian influenza: The avian flu virus (h5n1) has been shown to survive in the environment for long periods of time. Infection may be spread simply by touching contaminated surfaces. Birds who were infected with this flu can continue to release the virus in their feces and saliva for as long as 10 days. This is not transmitted to humans from other mammals as of yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If smallpox only affected humans, where did the first person contract it from? Is the virus related to other "pox"? Rickettsial, cow, chicken?
Virus: If they're all named with the same genus because they are related. Chicken pox is a herpesvirus; the rule only works with the latin names. These viruses mutate and gene-swap so that's how they can 'jump species' and change from being zoonotic to affecting humans. ...Read more
How easily can humans catch avian flu? Is avian flu easily passed from birds to humans? How easy is it to catch?
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