Is Still's Disease Contagious?

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Ask the experts

My husband, daughter and I are going on vacation to Melbourne, Australia. We just learned that his sister is in the hospital with adult onset Still's disease. Please let me know if there is any danger of getting this disease by staying with her.

Doctor's response

Adult Onset Still's disease is absolutely NOT considered a contagious illness.

Read our full medical article on Still's disease for more information.

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Reviewed on 1/11/2018