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Is ALS contagious?

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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Als is also called lou gerig's disease results from an attack on the spinal cord motor cells.
This can be hereditary but is not caused by a bacteria or virus one can catch.

In brief: No.

Als is also called lou gerig's disease results from an attack on the spinal cord motor cells.
This can be hereditary but is not caused by a bacteria or virus one can catch.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal
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2 doctors agree

In brief: NO

ALS is a degenerative disease of the motor neuron and is NOT a contagious or infectious disease.

In brief: NO

ALS is a degenerative disease of the motor neuron and is NOT a contagious or infectious disease.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Kevin Gardner
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ALS

No, it is genetic.

In brief: ALS

No, it is genetic.
Dr. Kevin Gardner
Dr. Kevin Gardner
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