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My friend has been with his father who has pneumonia. Is my friend a carrier? Will i catch it?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Almost certainly not

Bacterial pneumonia, with the probable lone exception being tuberculosis, is not "contagious".
Most bugs which cause pneumonia are carried with us in her mouth, and to a lesser degree, our GI tract. viral lung infections, influenza in particular, can be extraordinarily contagious.

In brief: Almost certainly not

Bacterial pneumonia, with the probable lone exception being tuberculosis, is not "contagious".
Most bugs which cause pneumonia are carried with us in her mouth, and to a lesser degree, our GI tract. viral lung infections, influenza in particular, can be extraordinarily contagious.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Internal Medicine

In brief: No and no :)

No and no :).

In brief: No and no :)

No and no :).
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
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