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Is Tuberculous meningitis Contagious?

Infection and Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculous meningitis is not considered contagious between people, unless the individual has a current tuberculosis infection in their lungs. Pulmonary tuberculosis is very contagious from person to person through air droplets.

Transmission of Tuberculous meningitis from Person to Person

Tuberculous meningitis 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.
Tuberculous meningitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Tuberculous meningitis 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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