Is Tinea Contagious?
Transmission of Tinea from Person to Person
Tinea has subtypes that are considered contagious and also has subtypes that are not contagious.
Generally the disease can be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles,
blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc., but not ALL subtypes.
Tinea, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Direct contact with a surface, clothing or towel.
Contagiousness properties for Tinea:
Contagious from clothing?:
Contagious from towels?:
Contagious from surfaces (or objects)?:
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Tinea 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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