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What's the difference between Infectious and Contagious?
 
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"Infectious" means capable of causing an infection, usually by a pathologic microorganism. "Contagious" means that the the disease is transmissible by direct and indirect contact. This site has a table that shows examples of contagious and not contagious bacterial infections and contagious and not contagious viral infections. All the microorganisms causing those infections are infectious.
 
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Ah, thanks Kalleh Smile. I knew there must be a difference, but I've never been quite sure what it is.
 
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