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Can you catch pnemoia from someone else ?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: NOT USUALLY, but....

Depends on type : e.
g. Walking pneumonia (mycoplasma) is mildy contagious and is now recognized as one of the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. Most common ages 5-20 but can occur any age. However only 5-10% of infected patients actually develop pneumonia. Most people with viral or bacterial pneumonia don't pass it to the people around them. Here's a tip: avoid people w/cough.

In brief: NOT USUALLY, but....

Depends on type : e.
g. Walking pneumonia (mycoplasma) is mildy contagious and is now recognized as one of the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. Most common ages 5-20 but can occur any age. However only 5-10% of infected patients actually develop pneumonia. Most people with viral or bacterial pneumonia don't pass it to the people around them. Here's a tip: avoid people w/cough.
Dr. Allen Seely
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