Is Rickettsia Contagious?
Transmission of Rickettsia from Person to Person
Rickettsia 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.
Rickettsia, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Rickettsia from Animals
The transmission of Rickettsia can be by way of:
- blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
Mostly transmitted by bites from ticks, lice or fleas.
Contagiousness properties for Rickettsia:
Contagious from insect bite (or exposure)?:
Contagious from lice?:
Contagious from fleas?:
Contagious from ticks?:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Rickettsia 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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