Is Traveler's diarrhea Contagious?
Transmission of Traveler's diarrhea from Person to Person
Traveler's diarrhea 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.
Traveler's diarrhea, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Traveler's diarrhea
Transmission of Traveler's diarrhea to a person can be by way of:
- food borne pathogens.
- water borne pathogens.
- protozoan infections.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Traveler's diarrhea 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.