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Is pneumonia contageous

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Is pneumonia contageous?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Yes, pneumonia is contagious but not as contagious as one may think.
The viruses and bacteria that cause pneumonia are passed through respiratory droplets. These viruses and bacteria more commonly will cause a cough or cold in those people exposed to them. They are less likely to cause pneumonia unless someone is a smoker, immunocompromised (for example has cancer or HIV) or is elderly.

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