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What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly high...
If a family member develops acute bronchitis, other people living in the home are at risk of acquiring the infection.
The best interventions to prevent the spread of infection include frequent hand washing as well as not sharing the same utensils, drinking glass, toothbrush, etc. The person with bronchitis needs to be treated to decrease the risk of spreading infection.

In brief: Possibly high...
If a family member develops acute bronchitis, other people living in the home are at risk of acquiring the infection.
The best interventions to prevent the spread of infection include frequent hand washing as well as not sharing the same utensils, drinking glass, toothbrush, etc. The person with bronchitis needs to be treated to decrease the risk of spreading infection.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Not a bettor
Cannot give you odds, but acute bronchitis is due to viral infection in 90+% of cases, and these are quite transmissible from person to person.
If you are talking about chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbations, the likelihood is minimal for transmission.

In brief: Not a bettor
Cannot give you odds, but acute bronchitis is due to viral infection in 90+% of cases, and these are quite transmissible from person to person.
If you are talking about chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbations, the likelihood is minimal for transmission.
Dr. Martin Raff
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