Contagious: Psittacosis


About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Psittacosis 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 airborne droplets and from birds.

Contagiousness properties of Psittacosis:
  Contagious overall?: Yes
  Contagious by droplet?: Yes
  Contagious airborne?: Yes
  Contagious from animals?: Yes, birds.
  Contagious from birds?: Yes

Last revision: April 3, 2003

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