Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ME | 2011/04/18

Q.

CONCERNED

good day doc!

my husband recently past on from pnuemonia, and our son use to sleep with us in the same bed, is this cummunity accured pnumonia contegious?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This kind of pneumonia can be contagious but most young children have been vaccinated against the two most common germs that cause pneumonia namely the pneumococcus and haemophilus. It is important to be sure that your husband did have pneumonia and that he did not have TB.

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