Is Whooping Cough Contagious?
Transmission of Whooping Cough from Person to Person
Whooping Cough 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.
Whooping Cough, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Whooping Cough, can be transmitted:
- from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.
Transmission of Whooping Cough
Transmission of Whooping Cough to a person can be by way of:
Contagiousness properties for Whooping Cough:
Contagious by droplet?:
Contagious from kissing?:
Contagious from saliva?:
Contagious breastfeeding mother to infant?:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Whooping Cough 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.