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Is leishmaniasis contagious?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc. Leishmaniasis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

In brief: Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc. Leishmaniasis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Sand flies

Leishmaniasis does not generally transmit from person-to-person but is acquired from the bite of an infected female sand fly in endemic area.

In brief: Sand flies

Leishmaniasis does not generally transmit from person-to-person but is acquired from the bite of an infected female sand fly in endemic area.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Yes, but it has to be transmitted via sand fleas.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but it has to be transmitted via sand fleas.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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