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The bronchitis is contagious?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be...

Acute bronchitis is caused by either bacteria or viruses and these organisms can be aerosolized w/coughing/sneezing or spread via hand contact (ex.
Infected person touches their nose and you shake their hand shortly afterwards!) chronic bronchitis is not contagious as it is a form of COPD and results from airway inflammation due to smoking (usually).

In brief: Can be...

Acute bronchitis is caused by either bacteria or viruses and these organisms can be aerosolized w/coughing/sneezing or spread via hand contact (ex.
Infected person touches their nose and you shake their hand shortly afterwards!) chronic bronchitis is not contagious as it is a form of COPD and results from airway inflammation due to smoking (usually).
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Not directly

Bronchitis, though frequently treated with antibiotics, is almost always caused by a viral infection.
The virus is usually transmissible just like a cold, but the people who catch it, though they may get sick, won't necessarily get bronchitis.

In brief: Not directly

Bronchitis, though frequently treated with antibiotics, is almost always caused by a viral infection.
The virus is usually transmissible just like a cold, but the people who catch it, though they may get sick, won't necessarily get bronchitis.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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