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Is Kenya fever Contagious?

Transmission of Kenya fever from Person to Person

Kenya fever 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.
Kenya fever, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Transmission of Kenya fever from Animals

The transmission of Kenya fever can be by way of:

  • blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
  • insects.
  • ticks.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Kenya fever 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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