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Is bronchitis contagious?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes caused by either viruses or bacteria is contagious.

In brief: Yes
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes caused by either viruses or bacteria is contagious.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Possibly...
Acute bronchitis can be contagious since the bacteria or virus causing it can be aerosolized w/ cough or sneeze.
If the infected person touches their nose and shakes your hand shortly after, it can be passed that way. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is caused by airway inflammation usually due to smoking and is not contagious.

In brief: Possibly...
Acute bronchitis can be contagious since the bacteria or virus causing it can be aerosolized w/ cough or sneeze.
If the infected person touches their nose and shakes your hand shortly after, it can be passed that way. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is caused by airway inflammation usually due to smoking and is not contagious.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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