Is Bronchial Pneumonia Contagious?

Q:
Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

A:
Yes.

Many cases of bronchial pneumonia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria are contagious and can spread between people in close proximity through sneezes and coughs. A person becomes infected by breathing in the bacteria.

Common bacterial causes of bronchial pneumonia include:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Haemophilus influenza
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus species

 

 

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