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Pneumonia. I was diagnosed yesterday and started on antibiodics. Am I contagious

By Anonymous January 12, 2012 - 4:33pm
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and can I work and be around people if I feel okay?

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Usually, it takes about 48 hours to an antibiotic to reach levels to effectively destroy the bacteria which caused the pneumonia. Any time after that, I would think you are not contagious. However, be cautious, cover your mouth and nose and wash your hands well.

You may want to stay home at least a week to avoid the possibility of infecting your co-workers.


January 12, 2012 - 6:57pm
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