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Diseases » Rheumatic heart disease » Contagiousness
 

Is Rheumatic heart disease Contagious?

Infection and Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a complication from untreated Group A Streptococcus infection of the throat (strep throat).

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Rheumatic heart disease 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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