Is Tetanus Contagious?
Transmission of Tetanus from Person to Person
Tetanus 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.
Tetanus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Caught by entry of bacteria into a wound or other skin break.
Tetanus is not spread from person
to person. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Tetanus 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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