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Is bronchial pneumonia highly contagious?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most cases are not.

In brief: No

Most cases are not.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

There are several pneumonia causing organisms & the relative contagiousness depends on the type of infectious organism causing the pneumonia.
In general it is important to cover your mouth and nose when coughing, avoid coming in contact with young children or elderly (as they are at greatest risk of getting sick), & washing hands frequently to prevent spread of infection to other.

In brief: Yes

There are several pneumonia causing organisms & the relative contagiousness depends on the type of infectious organism causing the pneumonia.
In general it is important to cover your mouth and nose when coughing, avoid coming in contact with young children or elderly (as they are at greatest risk of getting sick), & washing hands frequently to prevent spread of infection to other.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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