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Most Common Non Contagious Disease In The World
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuck I n room: Red books, surf the internet safely, watch movies. ...Read more
Is it really bad if someone moves into an apartment where a person who had a contagious disease for 15 yrs?
Apartments: It depends on the disease but most infectious diseases are not casually transmitted and a simple cleaning and disinfecting should be good enough. ...Read more
What are the actual differences between infectious diseases and contagious disease? Any answers appreciated!
Contagious disease: By definition - contagious means you're liable to 'catch' something from someone else. I think of 'the flu', chickenpox, 'meningitis' as good examples of that. (So always good to practice hygiene!). Whereas infectious diseases encompasses all that PLUS other diseases caused by 'germs' that may not necessarily be contagious: for example those deadly amoeba that kill kids every summer, Lyme dz etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get rid of a very contagious disease that you get from doorknobs and surfaces?
Apply to area wearing gloves.
A brand that you could buy premixed with towelettes would be chlorox wipes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer