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Diseases » Herpes stomatitis » Contagiousness
 

Is Herpes stomatitis Contagious?

Transmission of Herpes stomatitis from Person to Person

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

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

Contagion summary:

Spread by direct contact, saliva, by hand, and on toys or items touched by infected children. Not spread by sex.

Contagiousness properties for Herpes stomatitis:

  Contagious by sex?: No

  Contagious by physical contact (non-sexual)?: Yes

  Contagious by touch?: Yes

  Contagious from kissing?: Yes

  Contagious from saliva?: Yes

  Contagious from surfaces (or objects)?: Yes, mainly on objects touched by infected infants.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Herpes stomatitis 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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