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Is it true that staphylococcal pneumonia is contagious

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Its is true.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
? treated in a dorm?: I can't imagine anyone with stap pneumonia being treated in a dorm. Most are isolated in a hospital room during the initial stage of treatment. Drople ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Difference...: The correct name of the pneumococcal bacteria is staphylococcus pneumoniae. Staphylococcus pneumoniae is a type of staph infection, one of many types ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
S. aureus: Staphylococcus aureus.
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends..: Many causes of community acquired pneumonias are not truly transmissible from person to person but rather normal flora in the normal person. Many res ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Communicability of MRSA is usually lesion to hand to hand to area where it can created disease, but respiratory transmission is not likely. If the pa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Walking pneumonia is a lay term for a case of pneumonia that is relatively mild. The patient is not bed ridden and is able to walk around. There are ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Walking pneumonia: This is not a good medical term and is used to describe patients with pulmonary parenchymal infections that do not require hospitalization. It can be ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: the way most upper respiratory infections are! Possible but NOT Probable ... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Can be: Pneumonia is usually the result of a virus or bacteria infecting the lungs. These organisms are usually deposited in the lungs by way of droplets of ... Read More

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