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Is Granulomatous amebic encephalitis Contagious?

Infection and Granulomatous amebic encephalitis

Granulomatous amebic encephalitis is an infectious disease. It is not considered contagious from person to person.

Transmission of Granulomatous amebic encephalitis from Person to Person

Granulomatous amebic encephalitis 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.
Granulomatous amebic encephalitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

Transmission of Granulomatous amebic encephalitis

Transmission of Granulomatous amebic encephalitis to a person can be by way of:

  • contaminated soil.
  • water borne pathogens.
  • protozoan infections.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Granulomatous amebic encephalitis 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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