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Brill disease is considered infectious but is not transmitted from person to person.
Generally, a disease like this is caused by an infectious agent and not spread between people.
Brill disease, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The transmission of Brill disease can be by way of:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Brill disease is possible from one person to another.
Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness",
"transmission" or "transmissability".
Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics
or inheriting diseases from parents.
For an overview of contagion,
see Introduction to Contagion.
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