Is Treponema infection Contagious?
Transmission of Treponema infection from Person to Person
Treponema infection is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route,
surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Treponema infection, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Treponema infection, can be transmitted:
- by sexual conduct between people.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Treponema infection 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.