Is Murine typhus Contagious?
Transmission of Murine typhus from Person to Person
Murine typhus is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route,
surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Murine typhus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Murine typhus from Animals
The transmission of Murine typhus can be by way of:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Murine typhus 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.