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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria.
These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection.

In brief: Yes

Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria.
These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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