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If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

MRSA : Not much. Skin is a good barrier. It has to have a break in it somehow or have other reason for easy infection. It sounds like you have had this for a bit of time and he is not getting ill...? ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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How early is a virus contagious?

How early is a virus contagious?

Depends on your view: If one views contagiousness as coming from an infected person, then the virus has to first reproduce inside that person, which takes days or many hours. If a person includes in his view transmission by a third person, then a virus can be contagious right away (such as a person touching infected and non-infected persons, without doing hand-washing in between, thus spreading the virus in no time). ...Read more

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How long is a cold virus contagious?

How long is a cold virus contagious?

7-10days: 7-10 days, worst time is usually days 2-4. ...Read more

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How long is a 24hour virus contagious?

24 hr virus: Contagious for several hours before symptoms till symptoms are resolving. ...Read more

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Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Are intestinal viruses contagious?

Many are: In fact many are highly contagious. Please be extra precarious with hand hygiene around individuals that are suffering with diarrhea. ...Read more

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How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?

How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?

Depends: Different viruses can cause conjunctivitis and they will begin shedding at different times before symptoms start. In general, someone who develops viral conjunctivitis probably started shedding virus (and could spread it to someone else) 24-48 hours before their own symptoms started. ...Read more

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Anything out there fda approved to detect all human infectious diseases? How many test would be needed to achieve this request? 16srna and viruses?

Not to my knowledge: If you are having symptoms of what you think may be a viral illness it would be best to check with your pcp in order to run some basic test. CBC ESR etc. To my knowledge there is not an fda approved single test to detect any and all viral infections as there are many different viruses that are being detected, possibly related to destruction of their natural habitat (rain forest). ...Read more

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Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Are viruses contagious through toilets?

Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause harm. Use common sense cleanliness - avoid direct skin contact on public toilet seats (or wipe with bleach towelette), wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, leave the place clean for the next user. At home use diluted bleach. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more