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Modes Of Transmission Of Communicable Diseases
Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more
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
What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?
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
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
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
What are risks of sharing glucometer (transmission of disease) when pricking is done from different lancets. Thanks?
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
Condoms: While not 100% effective, condoms reduce the risk. The pelvic dam, a rarely used artificial barrier, is even more effective. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
You an catch one from someone else if communicable.
The others you inherit or feed your genes wrong. ...Read more
Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot. ...Read more
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
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