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What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

Not many: Chancroid is a bacteria which may be spread by sexual contact. It is seen in parts of asia and africa. The lepromatous form of leprosy is thought to be spread by water droplets from the nose or mouth so it is possible. Unfortunately most tropical diseases are spread by pararsites, mosquitos, etc. ...Read more

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Whats that teen disease that can be caught by close contact and kissing or even sitting next to eachother?

Whats that teen disease that can be caught by close contact and kissing or even sitting next to eachother?

Mononucleosis: You are probably referring to "mononucleosis" or the "kissing disease". This is an infectious disease common among youth & teenagers caused by a particular virus call the epstein-barr virus. It causes painful swelling of the lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat, "white spots" over the tonsils & throat, swollen glands usually in the back of the neck, fever, tiredness & sometimes a rash. ...Read more

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So since I am an asymptomatic carrier of the hsv-1 virus do I have to avoid sharing, kissing, and close contact with people for the rest of my life?

So since I am an asymptomatic carrier of the hsv-1 virus do I have to avoid sharing, kissing, and close contact with people for the rest of my life?

Herpes: Nope. First your spouse should be tested. Most americans have this virus and they cannot be re-infected. Second your physician, if you desire can put you on a medication to suppress your viral shedding if you like. ...Read more

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Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Yes: In the Congo, protection is recommended against Malaria, Hepatitis A & B, Yellow Fever, Rabies (for some) & typhoid. See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/congo.php ...Read more

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What diseases can be spread by french kissing?

What diseases can be spread by french kissing?

Lots: Many illness that is circulating in your blood may be passed through the sharing of deep salivary secretions. Some are suppressed by salivary enzymes, but consider flu, intestinal viruses, upper airway viruses, strep A , mono, all an easy pass.In not immune, chickenpox,measles, rubella,mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough & more. ...Read more

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Could a simple kiss on the cheek spread disease?

Could a simple kiss on the cheek spread disease?

It might if: while giving the kiss droplets hit the other's person's eyes, nose, mouth. ...Read more

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If my husbnd is infectd(either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?

If my husbnd is infectd(either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?

Possibly: But only if the infection is in or on the mouth or face. Infections can spread by hand contact if the other person's hand has touched the infected area and then his hand touches you and your hand goes to an area of you that is open (mouth, vagina, cuts or scratches, etc}. ...Read more

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If you have been vaccinated for pneumonia is it ok to help someone with the disease as long as you are not in close contact?

If you have been vaccinated for pneumonia is it ok to help someone with the disease as long as you are not in close contact?

Close Encounters: Well, it's not like you've been vaccinated against every lung infection on earth, but if you take what are called "the proper precautions" you should be fine. Those precautions means your friend doesn't cough in your face, and only into a Kleenex and hat you air-out the room daily. It also depends on how sick he is and how much time you'll be with him. Overall, though, don't worry too much. ...Read more

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How common is it for herpes to be spread via kiss?

How common is it for herpes to be spread via kiss?

Very: Historically that is how it is spread. Most infectious people don't know that they are when they kiss others. ...Read more

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Is HPV be spread through kissing?

Yes: Hpv can be spread by any intimate contact with infected individuals who are in an infectious state. ...Read more

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Does leprosy spread by kiss and sex?

Does leprosy spread by kiss and sex?

Unlikely: Leprosy is very hard to transmit. Even close household contacts and spouses generally don't acquire leprosy. But i'm curious that you're asking about leprosy, which is so uncommon in the U.S., and when it's here, it gets treated. ...Read more

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Can u spread genetial herpes through kissing?

Can u spread genetial herpes through kissing?

Herpes: You can spread herpes only at the site you are infected. So, yes, if your herpes two infection is on your lips, then kissing can spread this. If the infection is not on your lips, then the answer is no. ...Read more

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I thought mono, the kissing disease is harmless. Is it?

I thought mono, the kissing disease is harmless.  Is it?

Not exactly harmless: Mononucleosis is a viral infection and generally not considered a serious infection. However, mononucleosis can cause an enlarged spleen, which is at greater risk for rupture and hemorrhage. Thus we recommend avoiding all contact sports when one has been diagnosed with mononucleosis. ...Read more

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What is hpv? How can it spread? Example kissing, touching, sex? Thank you!

What is hpv? How can it spread? Example kissing, touching, sex? Thank you!

Human Papilloma: Hpv means human papilloma virus. This is a very common virus that is passed via sexual intercourse and via oral sex. Some strains of the virus can cause genital warts. Other strains have been linked to cervical, oral and throat cancer. ...Read more

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What diseases/infections can be caught through kissing . What test to take to see if you have anything?

What diseases/infections can be caught through kissing . What test to take to see if you have anything?

Kissing disease: 20 F asks: What diseases/infections can be caught through kissing . What test to take to see if you have anything? ANS: too many to list but the ones to worry about would be HIV if kisser infected. There are perhaps 40 tests to see if you have anything that you got from kissing. But mostly no worries. Best to discuss with your Dr. in LA who will also know what is going around. ...Read more

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Should i get tested for Chagas disease? Ive spent alot of time in florida and tennessee which both have kissing bugs

Should i get tested for Chagas disease? Ive spent alot of time in florida and tennessee which both have kissing bugs

Micro-organism: It takes two items, kissing bugs and a microorganism, trypanosoma cruzi, that causes Chagas disease. The microorganism is not endemic in the US so you do not need to be concerned about getting tested. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chagas-disease/basics/definition/CON-20030854 ...Read more

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I am not 100% sure but I think I was bitten by a "kissing" bug. What are chances of Chagas' disease? I live in Louisiana.

Chagas : not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low . ...Read more