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Is cfs contagious?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) is not contagious.
Cfs is thought to be caused by abnormalities in brain chemistry and therefore you can't "catch" it from someone. However, some diseases that cause fatigue are contagious; eg, viral infections like mononucleosis.

In brief: No

Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) is not contagious.
Cfs is thought to be caused by abnormalities in brain chemistry and therefore you can't "catch" it from someone. However, some diseases that cause fatigue are contagious; eg, viral infections like mononucleosis.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Cfs or chronic fatigue syndrome does not have a known cause.
One theory is that a possible trigger of cfs may be viral. However, even if this were so, the original viral infection would have occurred well before the onset of cfs symptoms and would not likely be contagious.

In brief: No

Cfs or chronic fatigue syndrome does not have a known cause.
One theory is that a possible trigger of cfs may be viral. However, even if this were so, the original viral infection would have occurred well before the onset of cfs symptoms and would not likely be contagious.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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