Contagious: Gastrointestinal Anthrax


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Gastrointestinal Anthrax 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: Not contagious.

Contagion discussion: For humans, the source of infection in naturally acquired disease is infected livestock and wild animals or contaminated animal products. Human-to-human transmission is extremely unlikely and only reported with cutaneous anthrax.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Anthrax: DBMD

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