Contagious: Amebic dysentery


About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Amebic dysentery 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.

Contagion summary: Spread by contaminated food or water; also clothing or bedding.

Contagiousness properties of Amebic dysentery:
  Contagious overall?: Yes
  Contagious from water?: Yes
  Contagious from food?: Yes
  Contagious from bedding?: Yes
  Contagious from clothing?: Yes
  Contagious from feces?: Yes

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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