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Is croup contagious?

The viruses that cause croup are contagious, spreading in droplets of fluid that have been sneezed or coughed by an infected person. Similarly, they can also be passed on by touching the skin of someone who is already infected, or by sharing contaminated towels, linen or clothing.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Cough

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