A 58-year-old female asked:
Is viral pneumonia contagious? a child where i work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. is it contagiious?
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Internal Medicine 47 years experience
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Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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