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Is acute bronchitis contagious?
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Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious.
It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, and by contact with the sick person's hands (if the hands have been coughed on or touched the mouth). The most contagious period is usually early in the illness, and shortly before the illness begins to show symptoms.

In brief: Yes
Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious.
It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, and by contact with the sick person's hands (if the hands have been coughed on or touched the mouth). The most contagious period is usually early in the illness, and shortly before the illness begins to show symptoms.
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