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Is it true that staphylococcal pneumonia is contagious

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Well not exactly: Not in the sense that a cold or flu is. Staph is a bacteria that is common and lives on surfaces, like the skin, etc.. Most of us are in contact with... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Different bacteria: The names refer to two different types of bacteria that can cause pneumonia. Each has an optimal antibiotic regimen.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Not: the way most upper respiratory infections are! Possible but NOT Probable ... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Pulmonary Critical Care 14 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes -- at least 10 days needed.

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