What diseases can saliva transmit?
Here are a few other illnesses which can work their way from your saliva into your nose, throat and lungs:
- Rhinovirus (colds)
- Flu virus.
- Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis, or mono)
- Type 1 herpes (cold sores)
- Strep bacteria.
- Hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
- Cytomegalovirus (a risk for babies in the womb)
What diseases can you get from kissing?
Common diseases or pathogens that can be transmitted through kissing include :
- infectious mononucleosis.
- germs that cause gum disease.
How does an infection spread from one person to another?
Some infections are spread when an infected person talks, breathes, coughs or sneezes tiny particles containing infectious agents into the air. These are called small particle aerosols. Due to their tiny size, small particle aerosols can travel long distances on air currents and remain suspended in the air for minutes to hours.
How are infectious diseases spread through the air?
Spread through the air by droplets Some infections are spread when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes small droplets containing infectious agents into the air. Due to their size, these droplets in the air travel only a short distance (around a metre) from the infected person before falling.
Which is an example of how a disease is spread?
Examples of diseases spread this way: Some infections are spread when body fluids such as blood, saliva, urine (wees), faeces (poos) or semen come into direct contact with an uninfected person through kissing, sexual contact or through a needlestick injury. Examples of diseases spread through body fluids: HIV.
How are diseases passed from person to person?
Some diseases are not passed on from person to person, but through contact with other environmental sources such as food, water, animals or soil. Through contact with contaminated food or water These diseases come from eating or drinking food or water contaminated with germs or their toxins.
How are bacterial diseases transmitted?
Bacterial infections are generally spread from person to person when a sick person sneezes, coughs, vomits, or touches an object. Some bacterial infections, like cholera or E. Coli infections, are spread through contaminated food and water. Many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are bacterial infections as well, including gonorrhea and chlamydia.
How are germs transmitted?
Germs Can Be Spread Through Contact. Germs can spread from one person to another through direct contact when people shake hands, hug, or kiss. Germs can also spread through indirect contact if people touch something with germs already on it, like a doorknob, and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
What is infection prevention training?
Infection Prevention Training. The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course was produced by CDC in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ).