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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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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...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 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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Is bartonellosis a contagious desease?

Is bartonellosis a contagious desease?

One type is:: There are several different bartonella species, each causing a different disease, in animals and humans. If you are talking peron to person transmission, the only apparent form that may spread this way is Oroya fever. See this page: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/bartonellosis/ ...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 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 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 impetigo a painful disease?

Is impetigo a painful disease?

Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Only by sex: This depends on what you mean by "contagious". Genital herpes is ttransmitted to other persons)only by having sex. Some people think "contagious" means easily transmitted by casual contact, like colds or influenza -- but that's not the correct meaning. There is no risk to other persons by nonsexual contact or by sharing bathrooms, intimate clothing, etc. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a contagious?

Is hepatitis a contagious?

Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease contagious?

Is Lyme disease contagious?

Not human to human: Not transmitted human to human.

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If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

It may be.: As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease. There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.). ...Read more

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Is arthritis a communicable disease?

Is arthritis a communicable disease?

Life: Nope. Not in general. There is a very rare form of arthritis, however, caused by disseminated gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

when rash appears: Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible. ...Read more

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Is legionnaires' disease contagious?

Is legionnaires' disease contagious?

No: If you refer from person-to-person- no. It is spread by aerosolized water that harbor the organism. Examples include air-conditioning vents, misters in the vegetable aisles, ornamental water features in hospital lobbies, and humidifiers with stagnant water. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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?

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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How can I differentiate between food poisoning and contagious disease?

How can I differentiate between food poisoning and contagious disease?

Similar: Food poisoning is due to infection found in the food eaten. It is usually bacteria and the response is fairly soon after ingesting the food. Contagious gastrointestinal disorders are usually viral and usually occur 1-2 days after the exposure. Food poisoning is more commonly nausea and vomitting, viral infections are more diarrhea. But you can experience both with either. ...Read more

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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

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If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

It may be.: As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease. There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a very contagious disease that you get from doorknobs and surfaces?

Bleach mixture: Apply to area wearing gloves. A brand that you could buy premixed with towelettes would be chlorox wipes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?

What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?

Spread: A communicable disease is a disease many others may get and that is why we have vaccinations. A contagious disease is a disease someone in contact with the person may catch. An infectious disease is a disease that may be spread within the person such as a virus or a bacterial or a fungal infection. An infectious disease may be contagious and communicable but does not have to be. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a contagious disease. The virus is in the blood, so one can catch it by coming into contact with an infected person's blood. There is no cure and no vaccine for hepc, but some treatments are available. ...Read more

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What role do health departments play in mitigating the spread of contagious disease, such as hiv?

What role do health departments play in mitigating the spread of contagious disease, such as hiv?

Work to reduce : The transmission of hiv, through outreach, and education and treatment of segments of the population most at risk for getting infected, or spreading the disease. Educate to prevent infection, including needle exchange programs, access to condoms, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. ...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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How can I figure out that the person with whom i perform sex is not having STD or other contagious disease?

How can I figure out that the person with whom i perform sex is not having STD or other contagious disease?

Ask: You must ask and hope that they are telling the truth. Verifying information from other sources can help too. The surest way is to get tested yourself. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Only by sex: This depends on what you mean by "contagious". Genital herpes is ttransmitted to other persons)only by having sex. Some people think "contagious" means easily transmitted by casual contact, like colds or influenza -- but that's not the correct meaning. There is no risk to other persons by nonsexual contact or by sharing bathrooms, intimate clothing, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do about protecting myself from a contagious disease at work?

What can I do about protecting myself from a contagious disease at work?

Keep it simple: Wash your hands often for starters. Cover your mouth with the inside of your arm/elbow or hand (clean or sanitize afterward). Wipe your desk and phone down with clorox at the start of the day. Eat right. Exercise. Get plenty of rest. Hydrate well. Share the above with your co-workers. ...Read more

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