Is croup a contagious condition?

Is croup a contagious condition?

Is croup a contagious condition?

Viral causes of croup are considered contagious and transmitted through airborne droplets of infected respiratory fluids (and mucus). A child may inhale these droplets via a cough or a sneeze from an infected individual or through direct contact (touch) with an infected individual.

Viral particles may also live on objects such as table tops, furniture, doors and other surfaces, or toys, which when touched can be transferred during direct contact with the eyes, nose or mouth (indirect contact) thereafter.

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