Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious

Share
1

1
How long is pneumonia contagious?

How long is pneumonia contagious?

Depends: Most pathogens that cause pneumonia are not contagious. Some organisms like MRSA can spread to healthy contacts and cause colonization. Some organisms like the virus, influenza can cause pneumonia and are contagious during the illness. Drug sensitive tuberculosis is contagious until several weeks into effective multi-drug therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
2,166 doctors shared insights

Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


2

2
How long is bacterial pneumonia contagious to other people?

How long is bacterial pneumonia contagious to other people?

May not be: This will depend primarily on the causative agent of the pneumonia, the severity, how it is being treated and the proximity of contact with the patient. As a general rule, many of the organisms causing bacterial pneumonia are already resident in the nasopharynx and for a variety of reasons the patient has become susceptible to pneumonia, and transmission to others is unlikely. ...Read more

3

3
How long is community aquired pneumonia contagious?

How long is community aquired pneumonia contagious?

Depends..: Many causes of community acquired pneumonias are not truly transmissible from person to person but rather normal flora in the normal person. Many respiratory pathogens that do spread do not however necessarily cause pneumonia in the recipient. ...Read more

4

4
Help please? How long after contact with contagious pneumonia does it affect you?

Help please? How long after contact with contagious pneumonia does it affect you?

Pneumonia: It depends on the type of pneumonia, your age, your general health among other things. From the time of infection, it could take as little as a day, or as much as a week or so, for symptoms to appear. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Docs, usually how long is someone with walking pneumonia contagious for?

Docs, usually how long is someone with walking pneumonia contagious for?

10 days: Most patients with mycoplasma pneumonia (also called walking pneumonia) are contagious for up to 10 days after onset of symptoms. ...Read more

6

6
How long am I contagious w pneumonia? I have been on doxycycline for 7 days & today is the last. fever only the 1st day.When should I get immunization

How long am I contagious w pneumonia? I have been on doxycycline for 7 days & today is the last. fever only the 1st day.When should I get immunization

Not contagious..: There is not an absolute moment one can predict when one is no longer contagious with an infectious disease like pneumonia. We generally believe and say it is when you no longer have a fever. After 7 days on antibiotics, you are likely not contagious. While having had pneumonia (unless you have an underlying chronic disease) is not an indication for the vaccine, many docs would give..anytime now. ...Read more

7

7
Mrsa pneumonia is contagious for how long?

Mrsa pneumonia is contagious for how long?

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 patient is not coughing and the potential individual to whom it is going to be transmitted does not touch the patient they are unlikely to become infected. ...Read more

8

8
Is walking pneumonia contagious for long?

Is walking pneumonia contagious for long?

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 caused by many different microorganisms and more often than not, these are not transmissible from person to person unless in very close contact. An example would be atypical pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae, often person to person in school. ...Read more

9

9
How long are you contagious if you have pneumonia and are taking steroids for it?

How long are you contagious if you have pneumonia and are taking steroids for it?

Pneumonia: This is seldom transmitted person to person, but communicability depends upon the organism, the areas of lung involved and other factors. Without knowing more info cannot answer your question specifically. ...Read more

10

10
How long does a person need to consider themselves contagious after having walking pneumonia?

How long does a person need to consider themselves contagious after having walking pneumonia?

Pneumonia: For bacterial pneumonia, you are no longer contagious after taking an antibiotic for 24 hours. Viral pneumonias are contagious until cough disappears. Chemical and aspiration pneumonias are not contagious. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more