Is Barmah Forest virus Contagious?
Transmission of Barmah Forest virus from Person to Person
Barmah Forest virus 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.
Barmah Forest virus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Barmah Forest virus from Animals
The transmission of Barmah Forest virus can be by way of:
- blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Barmah Forest virus 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.