Is Murray Valley encephalitis Contagious?
Transmission of Murray Valley encephalitis from Person to Person
Murray Valley 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.
Murray Valley encephalitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Murray Valley encephalitis from Animals
The transmission of Murray Valley encephalitis 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 Murray Valley 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.