You may have heard that the mouth is the dirtiest place in the body; this is because saliva contains numerous microorganisms.
Human bites are said to be more dangerous than a dog bites as it contains more bacteria.Worldwide there are billions of kis.ses exchanged by people each year.
The ai.r kis.s, casu.al peck on the cheek or the cultured k.is.s on the hand aren’t much of a threat but a ki.ss that exchanges saliva from one another is a different matter.
Viruses That Can Be Transmitted by Kis.si.ng
Colds: many viruses cause the common cold. It can spread by direct contact with the virus, from airborne droplets, or from direct contact with secretions from the infected person’s nose and throat.
Infectious Mononucleosis: also known as kis.sing disease is caused by Epstein Barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva and infection occurs through contact.