Is Mycoplasmal pneumonia Contagious?
Transmission of Mycoplasmal pneumonia from Person to Person
Mycoplasmal pneumonia 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.
Mycoplasmal pneumonia, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Mycoplasmal pneumonia, can be transmitted:
- from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.
Transmission of Mycoplasmal pneumonia
Transmission of Mycoplasmal pneumonia to a person can be by way of:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Mycoplasmal pneumonia 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.