Contagious: SARS


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of SARS 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: Probably droplet transmission from infected people; possibly contaminated objects or other methods.


Contagiousness properties of SARS:
  Contagious overall?: Yes
  Contagious by droplet?: Yes
  Contagious from kissing?: Yes
  Contagious from saliva?: Yes

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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