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Does viral pneumonia have a vector?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Typically viral pneumonia is related to transmission via respiratory droplets, there is no vector , as the infections are not transmitted by the bite of an insect, etc.
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In brief: No
Typically viral pneumonia is related to transmission via respiratory droplets, there is no vector , as the infections are not transmitted by the bite of an insect, etc.
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No insect/animal rqd
We talk of vectors as a living transporter, like a flea(plague) or dog(rabies) that passes a germ thru a bite.
Viral pneumonia is generally passed in droplets of the oral/nasal secretions or coughed up mucous from an infected patient. You could consider your fingers as a vector, passing germs from a door handle to your face.

In brief: No insect/animal rqd
We talk of vectors as a living transporter, like a flea(plague) or dog(rabies) that passes a germ thru a bite.
Viral pneumonia is generally passed in droplets of the oral/nasal secretions or coughed up mucous from an infected patient. You could consider your fingers as a vector, passing germs from a door handle to your face.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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