What risk factors do you have for acute bronchitis?
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What are the risk factors for acute bronchitis?
Risk factors for acute bronchitis are the same as those for getting viral and
bacterial infections; being in close contact with people that are coughing,
sneezing, and touching items that infected persons recently handled. People
that are exposed to air pollution,
tobacco smoke, and to chemicals that are
aerosolized are at higher risk for acute bronchitis. Unfortunately, many people
worldwide are at risk; as many as 44 per 1000 individuals may develop acute
bronchitis per year. The highest risks for the disease are the winter months.