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Is it possible to contract infectious diseases while waiting in the emergecy department?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 51 years experience
Unfortunately yes: Especially some of the childhood diseases that are supposed to be immunized for, with measles and chickenpox high up on the list. During its short run, the SARS coronavirus also spread in ER waiting rooms.
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