Croup - How it's Spread

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Is croup contagious?

Croup is contagious and is usually spread by airborne infectious droplets sneezed or coughed by infected children. When a healthy child inhales infectious droplets, symptoms can develop in two to three days. The infection can also be spread by infected mucus deposited on doors, furniture, toys, and other objects. A healthy child can become infected by accidentally touching the infectious mucus and transferring the infection into his/her mouth.

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Comment from: arfeiniel, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 23

My child caught the croup virus at church. Someone brought their sick child and sat right behind us, I didn't know until the end of the meeting when the child started coughing. She was clearly very ill, face flushed from fever, wrapped in a blanket on mom's lap, with horrible cough; probably 4 years old. The mom brought her to the adult meeting because the children's teacher wouldn't have taken a child so ill. Now my whole family has been sick for almost a week.

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