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Can I Catch A Disease Through Mouth-To-Mouth?

Getting your BLS certification Orange County is a great thing, and not just for the altruistic reasons. Being BLS certified can be favorable for your career plans (link to the other blog). However, many people are concerned about the possibility of contracting a disease through the procedure of mouth-to-mouth breathing. If you yourself are not worried about such a possibility, those around you could be. Your parents, spouse, children or simply loved ones could advise you against getting involved in a potentially life-saving procedure on account of the fact that you don’t know the patient. Is this misinformation? And how should you act? Does it really happen? It could be that people started feeling anxious about mouth-to-mouth when HIV broke out in the 1980’s. Even though some bacteria can be contracted through saliva, including hepatitis C, there has been no scientific evidence that you actually can contract a disease through such a limited and short exposure. On the other hand,... Read more...

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