670Bacterial infections: eg. tetanus

Ectoparasites: lice, scabies

Fungal diseases: eg. athletes’ foot (tinea pedis), dermatomycosis

The previously discussed STDs may also be listed here!



  • 672direct contact (eg.: venereal diseases, dermatomycosis)
  • clothes, common use of personal equipments, towels, sheets, bath water
  • through injuries of skin (eg.: tetanus, from contaminated soil, etc.)



  • improving general higienic conditions
  • improving the health literacy of the population
  • keeping personal hygienic rules, sexualhygiene

frequent showering, hair-wash

→ clean sheets, clothes, underwear (daily)

→ ignoring common use of personal equipments (eg. towels, razors, shavers)

  • disinfection, eradicating insects, screening (eg. in the case of lice and scabies)
  • vaccination, eg. tetanus (compulsory!)
  • consulting the doctor when symptoms appear (eg. fungal diseases), consequent treatment
Downloadable PDF file

infections transmitted through skin-to-skin contact


Népegészségügyi orvostan (Public Health Medicine) (edited by. I. Ember, I. Kiss, K. Cseh), University of Pécs, Medical School, Pécs, 2013, pp.219-297.