Sorry if I am beating a dead horse but I just ran across a recent review of all reported cases of transmission of infectious disease through CPR. The entire article can be found at www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15nov98/infeccpr.htm
The bottom line only 15 cases of transmission of disease by CPR in the last 30yrs. Only a couple of cases were fatal.
Only exception is if you are pregnant you should not perform mouth to mouth because you could contract a normally benign virus(CMV) which is really bad for the fetus.
[This message has been edited by olazul (edited 01-25-99).]