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Diseases » Necrotizing enterocolitis » Contagiousness
 

Is Necrotizing enterocolitis Contagious?

Infection and Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis may be related to infectious bacteria, but bacteria are not usually identified in blood cultures from affected neonates.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Necrotizing enterocolitis 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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