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Can a child catch pneumonia in a household where viral pneumonia is present?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Keep children away from sick people.
Take it as an opportunity to teach good hygiene practices. Wash hands, cover your cough, use clean utensils and tools ...Etc.

In brief: Yes

Keep children away from sick people.
Take it as an opportunity to teach good hygiene practices. Wash hands, cover your cough, use clean utensils and tools ...Etc.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly

Viral respiratory infections are generally contagious through air born droplets or oral secretions.
A reasonable attempt to isolate the patient from vulnerable kids is worthwhile.Most adults will be at least partially immune due to their own childhood illnesses.

In brief: Possibly

Viral respiratory infections are generally contagious through air born droplets or oral secretions.
A reasonable attempt to isolate the patient from vulnerable kids is worthwhile.Most adults will be at least partially immune due to their own childhood illnesses.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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