Is Gastrointestinal Anthrax Contagious?
Transmission of Gastrointestinal Anthrax from Person to Person
Gastrointestinal Anthrax 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.
Gastrointestinal Anthrax, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Discussion about Contagion of Gastrointestinal Anthrax:
For humans, the source of infection
in naturally acquired disease is infected livestock and wild
animals or contaminated animal products. Human-to-human transmission
is extremely unlikely and only reported with cutaneous anthrax. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: DBMD)
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Gastrointestinal Anthrax 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.