What Diseases Can Be Spread Through Saliva?

Can saliva transmit virus?

The virus is spread through saliva and infection occurs through contact. Hepatitis B – kissing may also transmit this virus, although blood has higher levels of this virus than saliva. Infection can occur when infected blood and saliva come into direct contact with someone else’s bloodstream or mucous membranes.

Can you get a disease from sharing a drink?

The answer is a resounding “yes” — some diseases/sicknesses, anyway. Since there’s almost certain to be saliva involved in any sharing of drinks, salivary transfer of germs/viruses/etc. is going to happen. And there’s also mononucleosis, which is sometimes called the “kissing disease” — that can go on the list, too.

Can thyroid spread through saliva?

A thyroid infection from a virus or inflammation can clear on its own. If the thyroid infection is symptomatic, it needs supportive care. Thyroid infections do not occur from kissing or from sharing a cup.

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