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comment Why are some viruses not communicable person-to-person?
Thanks. I understand much is not known, but in your expert opinion/guess, do you think the probability of catching Hantavirus from kissing an infected rodent is significantly higher than that from kissing an infected human? If so, is it just because of the hygiene point in my question (i.e., the probability would be the same if the rodent's mouth only touched clean food after it got infected)? I'm struggling with understanding why rodents are so different from humans; rwst's point about rodents not getting sick could be a factor here.
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comment Why are some viruses not communicable person-to-person?
That paper doesn't help answer my two specific questions,and makes me worry that any Hantavirus might be person-to-person transmittable (maybe only in the prodromal phase). I wonder what the CDC's confidence level needs to be to print something...
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comment Cheapest Way to Measure Germ Density
Maybe $500 for 100 samples. That $64 basically gets you a swab and envelope for one sample, so it sounds expensive (and doesn't include Rhinovirus).
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