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I was wondering is an upper respiratory infection contagious?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

An upper respiratory tract infection is always contagious.
The word that you use, infection, means that it is usually viral and much less frequently bacterial. Therefore, if you cough or sneeze you are shedding infectious material to the next person or into the environment.

In brief: Yes

An upper respiratory tract infection is always contagious.
The word that you use, infection, means that it is usually viral and much less frequently bacterial. Therefore, if you cough or sneeze you are shedding infectious material to the next person or into the environment.
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