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Is Group A Streptococcal Infections Contagious?

Transmission of Group A Streptococcal Infections from Person to Person

Group A Streptococcal Infections 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.
Group A Streptococcal Infections, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Group A Streptococcal Infections, can be transmitted:

  • from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.

Transmission of Group A Streptococcal Infections

Transmission of Group A Streptococcal Infections to a person can be by way of:

  • contaminated air.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Group A Streptococcal Infections 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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