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can kennel cough be transmitted to humans

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bron ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This comes from a dog specific organism and will not cause infection in humans.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Kennel cough: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bron ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Kennel cough: Kennel cough is transmitted by aeorsol from coughing or there can be surface contamination.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, ordinarily the bacteria that classically cause kennel cough do not affect humans. However, there have been case reports of that bacteria affectin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Coughing is necessary to clear secretions and infectious stuff from the lungs. It basically helps keep the lungs clean.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Unlikely: From the cdc, "bite and non-bite exposures inflicted by infected humans could theoretically transmit rabies, but no such cases have been document ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), ... Read More
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Reaction: Cough is a defense mechanism intended to clear the lungs and airways from anything offending them.
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