Is Campylobacter jejuni Contagious?
Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni from Person to Person
Campylobacter jejuni 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.
Campylobacter jejuni, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni
Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni to a person can be by way of:
Although C. jejuni is not carried by healthy individuals in the United States or Europe, it is often isolated from healthy cattle, chickens, birds and even flies. It is sometimes present in non-chlorinated water sources such as streams and ponds.
(Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Campylobacter jejuni 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.