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Is Pneumonia A Communicable Disease
Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot.
Yes: Yes the former can be acute or chronic like acute stress.
If someone had a communicable disease and wanted to come to your house, how would you politely decline?
POLITELY!: Just tell them that you (and family, etc) are not taking visitors or guests for the next few days to to personal reasons. Give your regrets and nothing more. If they push the issue, just be firm. You have the right to protect yourself and your family from harm and anyone not willing to accept this has their own issues and will have to deal with it.
What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?
Spread: A communicable disease is a disease many others may get and that is why we have vaccinations. A contagious disease is a disease someone in contact with the person may catch. An infectious disease is a disease that may be spread within the person such as a virus or a bacterial or a fungal infection. An infectious disease may be contagious and communicable but does not have to be.See 1 more doctor answer
No: COPD (emphysema/chronic bronchitis) is not a communicable disease. It usually occurs in past or current smokers and can sometimes have a genetic predisposition (ie patients with Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency). One patient cannot typically give another patient the disease by cough, touch, kissing, etc.See 3 more doctor answers
Is tuberculosis pleural effusion is communicable disease, should I need to stay away from my family and friends if so than for how much time?
Not communicable: Tuberculous pleurisy is not communicable. If you do not have cough, there is no need for you to stay away from your family or any body else. Do complete the treatment for the infection. Wish you good health!
Pneumonia: Pneumonia cause by the germ legionella. It is not all that different from any other pneumonia, although it can be very severe and can be associated with GI symptoms, and at times neurologic symptoms more often than other pneumonias. It is treated with antibiotics and support much like other pneumonias.
No: Legionaire's disease is one type of pneumonia. There are many others that are far more common.
There are: Numerous potential complications involving multiple organ systems, as well as possible secondary infections with other pathogens, that can occur.
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