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Is diarrhea considered to be a communicable disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: It depends

Diarrhea is not a disease but a symptoms.
Many of the diseases which cause diarrhea are communicable (viral diseases, hepatitis a, clostridium difficile, salmonella, etch). Most causes of chronic diarrhea, however, are not communicable.

In brief: It depends

Diarrhea is not a disease but a symptoms.
Many of the diseases which cause diarrhea are communicable (viral diseases, hepatitis a, clostridium difficile, salmonella, etch). Most causes of chronic diarrhea, however, are not communicable.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly

There are many causes of diarrhea.
Diarrhea caused by infections with viruses, bacteria or parasites should be considered communicable.

In brief: Possibly

There are many causes of diarrhea.
Diarrhea caused by infections with viruses, bacteria or parasites should be considered communicable.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
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