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Diseases » Bwamba virus » Contagiousness
 

Is Bwamba virus Contagious?

Transmission of Bwamba virus from Person to Person

Bwamba virus is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Bwamba virus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Transmission of Bwamba virus from Animals

The transmission of Bwamba virus can be by way of:

  • blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
  • insects.
  • mosquitoes.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Bwamba virus 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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