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How do you catch tonsillitis?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking something that is contaminated. Can also occur if your bodies immune system is weakened and typical mouth bacteria grow out of control.
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