Is Mosquito-borne diseases Contagious?
Transmission of Mosquito-borne diseases from Person to Person
Mosquito-borne diseases 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.
Mosquito-borne diseases, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Mosquito-borne diseases from Animals
The transmission of Mosquito-borne diseases can be by way of:
- blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Mosquito-borne diseases 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.