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What to do if i know that STDs and stis are spread person to person through sex. But where did they start?
See below: That is an intriguing query theses have been with us for centuries literallyhiv apparently came from africa did the otehts -probably but no one is certain. ...Read more
No: Bedbugs are nocturnal and only come out to feed in the dark. They hide in mattresses, box springs, around picture frames and underneath floorboards or floor trim. They can accidentally stow away in suitcases if these are left open in the dark during travel. It is advisable to zip suitcases after use when traveling. Each bed bug feeds for 5 minutes in the dark and often bites 3 times in a line. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.
I ate chicken that came from Brazil. Is zika spread through food? Also How is zika spread from person to person?
Cooked chicken is ok: As of 2016, transmission of Zika virus is through sharing of mosquitoes, sharing of bodily fluids, having sexual activities, and some uncertain ways (some lab technicians handling the virus have gotten infected). Zika is behaving like an STI (sexually transmitted infection), in that a guy with Zika in his semen can be infectious for many months... and can infect many women if he has many partners. ...Read more
Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??
Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more
Yes and no: The triggering factor for poison oak, Ivy & sumac is an oily chemical that adheres to your skin or objects after contact. It has been known to cause rashes in people moving camping equipment months after storage. As long as you wash off the chemical with a good soap, it cannot be spread to other skin sites or people. The blisters contain sterile body serum & don't spread the rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Presume "no": The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, the rash is not considered contagious. It goes away by itself in about 6 weeks. If worried, or in a special situation, one should discussed it with his doctor. ...Read more
Can poisen ivy or poisen oak be spread from person to person by touching each other? Is it that contagious?
Poison Ivy: The rash is not contagious. You cannot catch or spread a rash after it appears, even if you touch it or the blister fluid, because the urushiol will already be absorbed or washed off the skin. The rash may seem to be spreading. But either it is still developing from earlier contact or you have touched something that still has urushiol on it. ...Read more
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