According to a new study, kissing can lead to many diseases. Some of these diseases are quite dangerous. Another study revealed that a 10-second kiss can transfer up to 80 million Bacteria. The exchanging of saliva generally causes these diseases. Read on to get to learn more about them.

-Cold Sores

There is a very high chance that Cold sores can be transferred through kissing as they are open and even have a fluid present in them. These cold sores generally are present on the upper lip or around it. Cold sores are caused due to the Herpes virus.

-Hand, foot and mouth disease

The hand, foot and mouth disease is mainly caused because of open sores in the mouth. As the name suggests, it is caused on hands, mouth or even feet. This disease can be transferred through kissing. It is also common among children in daycare and preschools.

-Strep Throat

Strep throat is caused by the “strep” bacteria. This bacteria travels through air and can be transferred through kissing or even when a person sneezes.


This disease is also known as the “kissing disease.” It can be transferred through saliva and is caused because of the Epstein-Barr virus or EBV. There is no treatment available for Mononucleosis.
Periodontitis can be transferred through saliva. Hence, this disease can not only be transferred through kissing, it can also be transferred by sharing toothbrushes or even sharing of food.

Kissing can lead to Viral Meningitis. Viral Meningitis is less severe than the bacterial one, but it too is harmful. Viral meningitis can be caused due to respiratory secretions!


Mumps is harmful as they affect the salivary glands and cause them to swell. It is generally caused due to air droplets from nose or throat. Mumps can easily be prevented using vaccines.


Influenza is generally transmitted through the air. It can easily be transmitted from person to person with saliva exchange or even sneezing.

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