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Diseases » Western equine encephalitis » Contagiousness
 

Is Western equine encephalitis Contagious?

Infection and Western equine encephalitis

Western equine encephalitis is infectious but not contagious from person to person.

Transmission of Western equine encephalitis from Person to Person

Western equine encephalitis 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.
Western equine encephalitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Transmission of Western equine encephalitis from Animals

The transmission of Western equine encephalitis can be by way of:

  • blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
  • insects.
  • mosquitoes.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Western equine encephalitis 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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