Is Malaria Contagious?
Transmission of Malaria from Person to Person
Malaria 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.
Malaria, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Malaria from Animals
The transmission of Malaria can be by way of:
- blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
Spread by mosquito bites; rarely by other blood methods (transfusions, sharing needles); also mother-infant transplacental transmission
Contagiousness properties for Malaria:
Contagious from blood?:
Contagious from blood transfusion?:
Contagious from intravenous needle usage?:
Contagious from needlestick injury?:
Contagious from mother to infant?:
Contagious mother to baby during childbirth?:
Contagious from insect bite (or exposure)?:
Contagious from mosquito bite?:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Malaria 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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