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Diseases » Aspergillosis » Contagiousness

Is Aspergillosis Contagious?

Transmission of Aspergillosis from Person to Person

Aspergillosis is considered an infectious disease that is contagious between people under rare circumstances. Generally, the disease can be transmitted under rare circumstances such as immunocompromised people, or during surgery with contaminated surgical tools, or according to "rare circumstances" as noted from reputable internet sources.
Aspergillosis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Transmission of Aspergillosis from Animals

The transmission of Aspergillosis can be by way of:

  • birds.

Transmission of Aspergillosis

Transmission of Aspergillosis to a person can be by way of:

  • contaminated air.
  • contaminated soil.

Contagion summary:

Inhalation of airborne conidia (spores). Nosocomial infection may be associated with dust exposure during building renovation or construction. Occasional outbreaks of cutaneous infection traced to contaminated biomedical devices. (Source: excerpt from Aspergillosis: DBMD)

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Aspergillosis 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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