Is Endocarditis Contagious?
Transmission of Endocarditis from Person to Person
Endocarditis has subtypes that are considered contagious and also has subtypes that are not contagious.
Generally the disease can be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles,
blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc., but not ALL subtypes.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Endocarditis 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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