Contagious: Malaria


About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Malaria 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 mosquito bites; rarely by other blood methods (transfusions, sharing needles); also mother-infant transplacental transmission

Contagiousness properties of Malaria:
  Contagious from blood?: Yes
  Contagious from blood transfusion?: Yes
  Contagious from intravenous needle usage?: Yes
  Contagious from needlestick injury?: Yes
  Contagious from mother to infant?: Yes
  Contagious mother to baby during childbirth?: Yes
  Contagious from insect bite (or exposure)?: Yes
  Contagious from mosquito bite?: Yes

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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