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I am aware that emphysema is a non-currable disease but does it contageous to fellow housemate?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Emphysema is not contagious.
People get emphysema for genetic reasons combined with enviormental exposures-usually tobacco smoke. The only way your housemate could get emphysema from you is through exposure to second hand smoke.

In brief: No

Emphysema is not contagious.
People get emphysema for genetic reasons combined with enviormental exposures-usually tobacco smoke. The only way your housemate could get emphysema from you is through exposure to second hand smoke.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not at all

Emphysema is not contagious.
You can't "catch" it from anyone. But, you can get lung damage that causes emphysema by smoking or inhaling second hand smoke.

In brief: Not at all

Emphysema is not contagious.
You can't "catch" it from anyone. But, you can get lung damage that causes emphysema by smoking or inhaling second hand smoke.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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