Is Tick-borne encephalitis Contagious?
Transmission of Tick-borne encephalitis from Person to Person
Tick-borne encephalitis 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.
Tick-borne encephalitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Transmission of Tick-borne encephalitis from Animals
The transmission of Tick-borne encephalitis can be by way of:
- blood feeding insects and can include ticks and mosquitoes.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Tick-borne encephalitis 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.