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Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months.
If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma.

In brief: Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months.
If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is likely a viral infection and it is transmitted by respiratory droplets.
Bronchiolitis is a disease of early childhood. But the same virus can cause a bad cold in an adult or older child.

In brief: Yes
It is likely a viral infection and it is transmitted by respiratory droplets.
Bronchiolitis is a disease of early childhood. But the same virus can cause a bad cold in an adult or older child.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES IT IS
Bronchiolitis is contagious more so to children and babies In children and babies it is caused by RSV Virus and in adults it may be caused by other viruses

In brief: YES IT IS
Bronchiolitis is contagious more so to children and babies In children and babies it is caused by RSV Virus and in adults it may be caused by other viruses
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Children may exhibit more severe symptoms, though.

In brief: Yes
Children may exhibit more severe symptoms, though.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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