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Is Amebic dysentery Contagious?

Transmission of Amebic dysentery from Person to Person

Amebic dysentery has subtypes that are considered contagious and also has subtypes that are not contagious. Generally the disease can be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc., but not ALL subtypes.
Amebic dysentery, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Contagion summary:

Spread by contaminated food or water; also clothing or bedding.

Contagiousness properties for Amebic dysentery:

  Contagious overall?: Yes

  Contagious from water?: Yes

  Contagious from food?: Yes

  Contagious from bedding?: Yes

  Contagious from clothing?: Yes

  Contagious from feces?: Yes

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Amebic dysentery 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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