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Is Machupo virus Contagious?

Transmission of Machupo virus from Person to Person

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

  • from person to person by blood.

Transmission of Machupo virus from Animals

The transmission of Machupo virus can be by way of:

  • rodents.

Discussion about Contagion of Machupo virus:

Some arenaviruses, such as Lassa and Machupo viruses, are associated with secondary person-to-person and nosocomial (health-care setting) transmission. This occurs when a person infected by exposure to the virus from the rodent host spreads the virus to other humans. (Source: excerpt from Arenaviridae: DVRD)

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Machupo virus 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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