Is Coccidioidomycosis Contagious?
Transmission of Coccidioidomycosis from Person to Person
Coccidioidomycosis 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.
Coccidioidomycosis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Coccidioidomycosis
Transmission of Coccidioidomycosis to a person can be by way of:
Inhalation of airborne arthroconidia
after disturbance of contaminated soil by humans or natural
disasters (e.g., dust storms and earthquakes). (Source: excerpt from Coccidioidomycosis: DBMD)
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Coccidioidomycosis 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.