Is Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus Contagious?
Infection and Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus
Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus is infectious and contagious from person to person through bodily fluids.
Transmission of Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus from Person to Person
Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus 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.
Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus, can be transmitted:
- from the mother to her fetus.
- from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Neonatal herpes, type 1 virus 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.