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Doctor insights on: Modes Of Transmission Of Communicable Diseases

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What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?

What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?

See below: Emphysema is not an infectious disease. It is caused by smoking, long-term uncontrolled asthma, occupational and other exposures or may be inherited. ...Read more

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Will wearing a mask help in preventing transmission of the disease?

Will wearing a mask help in preventing transmission of the disease?

Possibly: Wearing a respiratory mask may help in preventing certain diseases. However, it is generally not considered helpful for viral infections (i. E. Colds and flu's) as these viral particles are small enough to easily pass through the masks. Best disease prevention technique is good hand washing. ...Read more

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What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

Sex, drugs, babies: Sex, blood exposure (mostly from shared needles), and mother-to-child transmission. ...Read more

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What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

Droplet spread: Usuaully bacteria is spread by droplets in the air. Coughing sneezing etc can make it spread and usually it happens in crowded places or being in contact with a known person who has it. It usually enters the body through the lungs and from there can go to any organ including the vagina. ...Read more

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Transmission of creutzfeldt-jacob disease (cjd) has been proven between family members?

Transmission of creutzfeldt-jacob disease (cjd) has been proven between family members?

Yes and No: Transmission in the sense of exposure to the prion protein is not more likely between family members than the general population. However, there are familial, i.e., genetic, forms of cjd that can be inherited. ...Read more

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I cut my finger accidentally, then sucked blood from that area. Is there any chance of disease transmission?

I cut my finger accidentally, then sucked blood from that area. Is there any chance of disease transmission?

Auto-innoculation: Your blood is sterile. Unless you had something infectious on your skin, you're safe. You can't give yourself a disease you already have. ...Read more

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What are risks of sharing glucometer (transmission of disease) when pricking is done from different lancets. Thanks?

What are risks of sharing glucometer (transmission of disease) when pricking is done from different lancets. Thanks?

None: There are no inherent risks to share a glucometer with someone else per se. That being said, I advise against it, as it clouds the picture of the 7, 14, and 30 day average calculation for a given patient. These help your doctor better monitor a specific patient. ...Read more

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Hi. I just sat on a bus seat saturated with urine and it soaked through my jeans and underwear. Should I be worried about any disease transmission?!

Hi. I just sat on a bus seat saturated with urine and it soaked through my jeans and underwear. Should I be worried about any disease transmission?!

Human urine contact: So sorry you had such a bad experience. It is unusual to contract disease from human urine. One possibility is cytomegalovirus or CMV, which can be mostly asymptomatic, give a mono-type syndrome, but is mostly dangerous to fetuses of woman not previously infected. Animal urine, on the other hand, can cause leptospirosis among other diseases. ...Read more

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How can my partner and I stop the transmission of pelvic inflammatory disease?

How can my partner and I stop the transmission of pelvic inflammatory disease?

Condoms: While not 100% effective, condoms reduce the risk. The pelvic dam, a rarely used artificial barrier, is even more effective. ...Read more

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What's the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound??

What's the risk of infection or transmission of disease during a transvaginal ultrasound??

Same as in any...: The risk of catching something is the same as in any other medical office visit... meaning there could be another patient in the waiting room with cold or flu symptoms, and thus cough or sneeze viruses into the air that others in the same waiting room end up breathing in. Thus, wear a mask if worried. Also, avoid catching germs in restrooms. Ultrasound scans themselves don't transmit diseases. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

I am trying to conceive with the help of an egg donor, everything was proceeding relatively well, until we learned that she tested positive for Hep C. What are the chances of donor transmission of the disease through her egg to the future baby or myself?

Hep C: Usually before egg donation patients are tested thoroughly. If tested positive now should discuss with your IVF doctor. They can give you the data you're looking for. It's a tough situation to encounter when all that work has been done. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter is a bridesmaid at a wedding where the bride's daughter has foot and mouth disease, can she catch this or what about transmission of this?

My daughter is a bridesmaid at a wedding where the bride's daughter has foot and mouth disease, can she catch this or what about transmission of this?

Contagious, but...: Most adults have already had hand/foot/mouth disease, so even if she is around a kid who has an active case, she is unlikely to become ill. If still worried, just avoid sharing cups and eating utensils with the child and don't kiss her. There has to be body fluid contact for transmission to occur. Just being in same rom with her won't transmit it! ...Read more

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Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?

A small risk: Yes there would be a small risk. You should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more

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What is the cause of communicable diseases?

What is the cause of communicable diseases?

Cause of comm diseas: Cause of communicable diseases? Illness transferred from one person to another by exchanging bodily fluids, such as HIV, hepatitis. "germs" get 2 ur mouth from a sick person who touched something before u. Or in air from a cough or sneeze. Or food you eat prepared by one who did not wash hands after BM. Worms come thur feet/food. Ticks, fleas, etc can inject u when they bite u. Goggle this. ...Read more

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What are the common non communicable and communicable diseases?

What are the common non communicable and communicable diseases?

See CDC website: Too many to name here...I suggest that you contact the center for disease control...They will have common listings for you. You might also reference the merk manual. ...Read more

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What are communicable and non-communicable diseases differences?

What are communicable and non-communicable diseases differences?

Disease type: You an catch one from someone else if communicable.
The others you inherit or feed your genes wrong. ...Read more

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What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

Non-communicable: Non-communicable diseases are those that you cannot transmit to another person - in other words, not contagious. Cellulitis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Coronary artery disease. Emphysema. There are many, many, many non-communicable diseases. ...Read more

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What are the most common communicable disease?

Probably: Rhinovirus, which is responsible for most colds. ...Read more

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Disease which is non communicable but infectious?

Disease which is non communicable but infectious?

Many infections...: Are not directly transmitted from person-to-person (non-communicable) but rather transmitted via many other mechanisms. These include san joachim valley fever (coccidiodomycosis), rabbit fever (tularemia) and rocky mountain valley fever. ...Read more

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How are an communicable disease and a non-communicable disease different?

Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot. ...Read more

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If someone had a communicable disease and wanted to come to your house, how would you politely decline?

POLITELY!: Just tell them that you (and family, etc) are not taking visitors or guests for the next few days to to personal reasons. Give your regrets and nothing more. If they push the issue, just be firm. You have the right to protect yourself and your family from harm and anyone not willing to accept this has their own issues and will have to deal with it. ...Read more

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I am going to into CNA training and they told me that I am to be free of communicable diseases and right now I have bronchitis.?

I am going to into CNA training and they told me that I am to be free of communicable diseases and right now I have bronchitis.?

Avoid patients: This is not a long term problem I hope. You should avoid contact with patients as much as possible while you have the bronchitis and wear a mask if you must be around a patient until you are better. What is a fairly minor problem for you could be serious or even life threatening for someone who is sick. Get treated and get better fast. Good luck with your training. ...Read more

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Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more