Contagious: Whooping Cough


About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Whooping Cough 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.

Contagiousness properties of Whooping Cough:
  Contagious overall?: Yes
  Contagious by droplet?: Yes
  Contagious from kissing?: Yes
  Contagious from saliva?: Yes
  Contagious breastfeeding mother to infant?: Yes

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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