Contagious: Mumps


About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Mumps 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: Highly contagious

Contagiousness properties of Mumps:
  Contagious overall?: Yes
  Contagious by physical contact (non-sexual)?: Yes

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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