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Is strep throat airborne?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually not

This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers.
They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread

In brief: Usually not

This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers.
They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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