Is Bronchial Pneumonia Contagious?

Question

Asked by T Park

Can you tell me if bronchial pneumonia is contagious in adults? Thank you for your response.

Answer

Absolutely it is. The coughing and mucus associated with bronchial pneumonia is an excellent way to spread the bacteria or viruses that are causing it either through the air or on surfaces around the affected person. Make sure that you wash your hands and clean the area frequently and do not touch your hands to your nose, mouth or eyes.

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