Saliva Protection and Transmissible Diseases
  • Release Date : 19 July 2017
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 122 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128136829
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Download or read book entitled Saliva Protection and Transmissible Diseases by author: Crispian Scully which was release on 19 July 2017 and published by Academic Press with total page 122 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Saliva Protection and Transmissible Diseases provides a review of saliva protection, raising debate on micro-organisms potentially transmissible in saliva, and also considering the evidence on diseases that may be transmitted by kissing. Saliva is a complex body fluid essential to health, especially mastication, swallowing and speech, and hyposalivation can lead to dysfunction and even infection. More serious pathogens, such as herpes viruses and papillomaviruses can be conveyed by kissing, as can potentially lethal micro-organisms present in some saliva, such as meningococci, fungal organisms and Ebola viruses. Stipulates the defensive roles of saliva, an important topic not previously reviewed in-depth in literature Provides awareness that saliva also transmits infectious agents that can produce serious or even lethal diseases Gives understanding that kissing may be an at-risk practice