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Can you get typhoid from kissing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: No, not usually

Typhoid fever (salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva.
However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever.

In brief: No, not usually

Typhoid fever (salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva.
However, if an infected person accidentally transferred traces of poop from his hands to his face (due to poor handwashing habits), and then he got kissed by an uninfected person, the uninfected person could swallow enough salmonella typhi bacteria to contract typhoid fever.
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