Is COPD Contagious?

Q: COPD is a kind of chronic disease. Is it contagious?

A: People with COPD may have exacerbations caused by respiratory infections that may be contagious. But people who have respiratory infections without COPD is also contagious. So, COPD itself is not contagious. It results from years of smoke inhalation and is defined by a chronic cough and airflow obstruction.

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