Is pneumonia a problem for others?

Is pneumonia contagious? Transmitted by airborne droplets?


alexander nikolaevich

only specific pneumonia-caseous, mycoplasmal, chlamydial idr are contagious.

Oli Birichevskaya

No is not transmitted, t. To this bacterial disease, not viral. Only tuberculosis is transmitted if it is an open form.


no it is not transmitted by airborne droplets! I was sick, I know.



Joey # 1

This is called inflammation of the lungs in a simple way. In fact, there may be different pathogens.
As far as I can remember, if you are warm, shod and fed, the probability of getting infected is low enough. But if you live in a damp bomber, you'll get a spit.
I'll add. Here's what they write on Wikipedia:
The incidence of pneumonia depends on many factors: the standard of living, social and marital status, working conditions, contact with animals, travel, the presence of bad habits, contact with sick people, individual characteristics of a person, the geographical spread of one or another the pathogen.
Pneumonia remains one of the most common causes of death of children and elderly people in our time, especially in social institutions (children. houses, boarding schools). The frequency of pneumonia in elderly patients is sharply increased at the time when they are treated in hospital facilities for another disease. There are also sharp differences in the etiology of hospital and community-acquired pneumonia.


yes, pneumonia is not infected, it's a fact. And now the question to Olga (sorry that the comment can not be written) - in the first place there are also viral pneumonia (they are also non-contagious), and secondly - what, are bacterial infections not contagious at all? But what about the plague, for example?


No, it's not contagious!!! but you need to properly treat if you get sick, be sure to have a doctor. if you do singing or respiratory ginastika (under the supervision of a specialist) you will be less likely to get sick.


Pneumonia is a large group of diseases characterized by an inflammatory process in the lungs. The cause of pneumonia, most often a bacterial, fungal or viral infection, but it can cause and chemicals that enter the lungs with inhaled air. Pneumonia can also be a complication of other diseases and trams, or the result of prolonged bed rest. The disease can affect part of one of the lungs or affect all lung tissue. Fluid and other mucus secretions accumulate in the alveoli and air-conducting pathways, creating stagnation of blood and compaction of tissues, which adversely affects the gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide gas. Transmission of pneumonia by airborne droplets is not known.


Why does everyone think is not contagious. It all depends on who surrounds you with what immunity, and which pathogen triggered your pneumonia. A doctor comes to you who collects an anamnesis (concerns children) asks if there are patients in the environment. Who works in the hospital has the concept of intra-hospital infection (including pneumonia)

OnE liTTle mySteRY

definitely not sure... but when I was sick twice, none of my relatives got sick after =)


only it is transferred to them

Anna Nazarova

The most competent answer is for Alex.

Can pneumonia be transmitted from person to person?

The cause of inflammation of the lungs in adults and children are bacteria and viruses. How do they penetrate the body?

The upper respiratory tract of man is inhabited not only by "good" microorganisms. Among them there are so-called conditionally pathogenic microbes. These are bacteria that normally do not cause any diseases. But if the general or local immunity is weakened, how they are immediately introduced, multiply, and cause the disease.

Can pneumonia be infected with contact, food, water or sexually transmitted infections? No, this development is impossible. Inflammation of the lungs can be obtained only through the airborne path.

Community-acquired pneumonia can occur due to the following factors:

  • getting fluid from the oropharynx into the lower respiratory tract;
  • inhalation of an aerosol containing microbes;
  • spread of pathogens by blood from extrapulmonary foci;
  • infection from neighboring affected organs.

In persons with good immunity, the main way to get sick is aspiration of fluid from the pharynx.

Since pneumonia is a consequence of some cold respiratory disease or other infectious process outside the lungs, it can not be infected by airborne droplets.

How is pneumonia transmitted?

That's why inflammation of the lungs is not dangerous for others. Infection can only be a disease that led to pneumonia. However, the causative agent of infection in these diseases is not always the same. For example, pneumonia can develop after a viral cold. But the cause of the disease will be not viruses, but a secondary bacterial infection from the oropharynx.

Now we are talking about viral pneumonia. As a rule, the virus that caused the primary disease causes inflammation of the lungs. For example, the influenza virus, especially swine flu, can lead to severe viral pneumonia within 1-2 days. But in this case it is not transmitted from person to person. The patient is contagious to others only in terms of primary disease, and not complications. However, everything depends on the immunity of the person in contact. If it is sufficient, then you can not get sick at all. If not, then the flu can develop. But the development of pneumonia as complications is not necessary. Then how fate will dispose of.

The only form of contagious pneumonia is mycoplasmal pneumonia. It can be transmitted by airborne to the following groups of people:

  • children;
  • aged people;
  • people with weakened immunity;
  • people with chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases.

Can children become infected with pneumonia? Again, let's return to the fact that you can catch any kind of bacteria that cause pneumonia. But it does not necessarily occur pneumonia. In the first place may develop ARI. A complication develops against a cold or not, depends on the immunity of the child.That is, the child does not have the opportunity to get infected from others by pneumonia.

The organism of children is especially susceptible to viral pneumonia. If the virus caused pneumonia in a child with good immunity, then this infection is quite dangerous, since it can cause respiratory illness in other children.

Another common cause of pneumonia in children is aspiration of a foreign body. This is especially true for toddlers. Small parts of toys, berry seeds, seeds, etc. can get into the respiratory tract and as a result of prolonged exposure cause pneumonia. Sometimes it is possible to detect the presence of a foreign body in the bronchi of a child only after several relapses of pneumonia. Foreign objects in the airways are not always visible on the roentgenogram, and they often find them only with bronchoscopy.

So, transmission of pneumonia by airborne droplets is not possible. The causative agent, of course, can be transmitted from person to person, but that it will cause inflammation of the lungs is not necessary. The same rule applies to children.

Mycoplasmal pneumonia is an exception. They can infect people with weakened immunity, as well as children and the elderly.

How is pneumonia transmitted?

How is pneumonia transmitted?

Inflammation of the lungs is a rather dangerous disease. With improper treatment, it can occur with complications. Bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia can be transmitted by airborne droplets. However, this disease can not be considered infectious.


  1. Inflammation of the lungs is viral and bacterial. In the first case, its causative agents are pathogenic viruses. Bacterial pneumonia is caused by pathogenic fungi, mycoplasmas, chlamydia, protozoan microorganisms. Inflammation of the lungs is not a contagious disease, but this does not mean that you do not need to be afraid of contacting patients.
  2. Transmission of viruses that cause pneumonia occurs by airborne droplets. In this case, pneumonia can develop only if a healthy person is weakened by immunity, he experiences stress, fatigue. Provoke pneumonia can and hypothermia. Thus, infection with viral pneumonia occurs against the background of a weakening of the body's defenses and the impact of disease-causing viruses on it.
  3. A person with stable immunity on contact with a sick pneumonia, as a rule, does not get sick, or suffers from an ordinary cold. In order to protect themselves, it should, whenever possible, avoid being in crowded places during the epidemic of colds. If one of the members of the family becomes ill, it is necessary to make sure that he uses individual cutlery.
  4. Bacterial form of pneumonia is not contagious, even indirectly. Infection occurs due to the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms into the lungs. They very quickly multiply, resulting in a foci of inflammation. Disease-causing microbes can enter the human body after communicating with their carriers, as well as after contact with infected surfaces.
  5. Just as in the case of viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, a person can become infected only if his body is weakened and supercooled. After a long stay in the cold, all protective functions are weakened, the pathogenic bacteria existing everywhere, penetrate the respiratory tract and cause inflammation.
  6. The best prevention of pneumonia is proper nutrition, proper rest, timely treatment of colds, careful treatment of one's own health. In the cold season, in no case can you be supercooled, breathe through the mouth in the cold. If you find the first symptoms of the disease should immediately seek medical attention.

Pneumonia is a contagious disease?



It depends on what it appeared - there is simply a catarrhal-weakened variant, but there is a nasty-viral-viral. Ask your colleague, explain your fears, I think she does not want to harm your children, let them say for sure, contagious or not. Although once at home, and not in a hospital, most likely, for others is not dangerous.

Oksana Gerasimova

No, not contagious ...

Free Sweeper

Yes. And transmitted by airborne droplets. In the common people, pneumonia.

Personal Cabinet Removed

YES it is unreal!

Evgenia Loginova

No. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs. It is not transmitted in any way! Quietly visit!

Dmitriy Sergeevich

not, infectious is the inflammation of the lungs to another

Personal Cabinet Removed

No (if it's exactly pneuma)

Vovchik I

Pneumonia, it is in the people pneumonia. I was sick. For a long time, and my husband took care of me, he would at least have something!

Uncle Vitya

it's an elementary inflammation of the lungs!
there is little good, but there is no infectiousness ...
kissing, however - I do not recommend... this is another charge of bacteria for the patient.


Pneumonia. Pneumonia, or pneumonia, is a group of diseases that is characterized by inflammation of the lung tissue. This diagnosis means that the inflammatory process in some area struck the finest, most delicate pulmonary vesicles-alveoli, complicated their work - to saturate the blood with oxygen and to release it from the carbon dioxide. The urgency of the problem of pneumonia lies in the persisting high incidence. There remains high hospital lethality.
Predisposing factors to the disease of bronchitis or pneumonia are chronic inflammatory and suppurative processes in the lungs, chronic foci of infection in the upper respiratory tract, decreased immunity, hereditary factors. The main mechanisms of development of chronic bronchitis include hypertrophy and hyperfunction of bronchial glands with increased secretion of mucus, which increases the viscosity of phlegm. Under these conditions, the ciliated epithelium does not provide emptying of the bronchial tree, the drainage of the bronchi occurs only with coughing. Disturbance of the drainage function of the bronchi promotes the emergence of an infection whose activity and relapses are largely dependent on local bronchial immunity.
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Munzwir Barkashev

If you do not kiss then there is no


No pleurmonia is not a contagious disease, it's just a cold. This is not a disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets.


No, it's not contagious. just a man caught cold, then froze, started. This is a lung disease that is not transmitted. Visit your colleague.

MARGO 1234

there is not contagious unless it becomes tuberculosis. but this process is lengthy.

Katya Katya

No, it's not contagious. My friend was ill with pneumonia, I have nothing, I'm not sick.

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