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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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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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