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Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where i work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Maybe

Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it.
For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another.

In brief: Maybe

Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it.
For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another.
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Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine

In brief: A

A variety of viruses can cause pneumonia.
Like most respiratory viruses, they are contagious, usually through droplets in the air cause by coughing or sneezing. Sometimes contaminated surfaces can lead to spread. Good hand washing and good respiratory hygiene (covering your cough, etc.) are important.

In brief: A

A variety of viruses can cause pneumonia.
Like most respiratory viruses, they are contagious, usually through droplets in the air cause by coughing or sneezing. Sometimes contaminated surfaces can lead to spread. Good hand washing and good respiratory hygiene (covering your cough, etc.) are important.
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