Is Toxocara canis Contagious?
Transmission of Toxocara canis from Person to Person
Toxocara canis 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.
Toxocara canis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Toxocara canis
Transmission of Toxocara canis to a person can be by way of:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Toxocara canis 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.