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Is H1N1 Flu Contagious?

Transmission of H1N1 Flu from Person to Person

H1N1 Flu 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.
H1N1 Flu, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, H1N1 Flu, can be transmitted:

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

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of H1N1 Flu 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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