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Is Tinea Contagious?

Transmission of Tinea from Person to Person

Tinea has subtypes that are considered contagious and also has subtypes that are not contagious. Generally the disease can be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc., but not ALL subtypes.
Tinea, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Contagion summary:

Direct contact with a surface, clothing or towel.

Contagiousness properties for Tinea:

  Contagious from clothing?: Yes

  Contagious from towels?: Yes

  Contagious from surfaces (or objects)?: Yes

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Tinea 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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