If you are curious about if bed bugs transmit some diseases from person to person, such an infectious case hasn't been documented by any health organizations yet. However, some studies claim that some diseases like yellow fever, HIV or plague can be transmitted by bed bugs, there is no any documented case in US.
Bed bugs can be spread from one person to another which makes them contagious in one sense. Experts believe that humans are the number one transmitters of bed bugs in Canada and travelling is the major contributor of bed bug infestation in Toronto.
The bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and anywhere else where they can hide. Most people do not realize they are transporting stow-away bed bugs as they travel from location to location, infecting areas as they travel.
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Bed bug infestations are not considered a contagious or infectious health issue and the health department should not be contacted. Bedbugs contagious? Bugs in my truck?
It's a contagious fear: According to common belief, bedbugs are "world-class hitchhikers"—they spread so readily that sufferers get treated like outcasts. But is it true?
To see photographs of bed bugs and bed bug bites, visit www.centralohiobedbugs.org Bed bugs bites cause itchy welts in about 70% of the people who've been bitten. The welts typically occur in groups on exposed skin, but they look like other insect and spider bites.