Contagious: Respiratory diphtheria


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Respiratory diphtheria 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: Direct person- to-person transmission by intimate respiratory and physical contact. Cutaneous lesions are important in transmission. 1

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1. excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD

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