A disease is an abnormal condition or a disorder of a function or structure that affects part or an entire organism. A contagious disease is a type of disease that’s caused by organisms and can be transferred from one individual to another whereas a non-contagious disease is one that’s not due to the disease-causing organisms like Down syndrome and hemophilia. Is bronchitis contagious? This is a question that has remained unanswered because of the different behavior of the two types of bronchitis.
What is bronchitis?
Bronchitis refers to a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane, found in the lungs’ bronchial passage, becomes inflamed. As the inflamed membrane swells and then grows thicker, it shuts off or narrows the tiny airways in one’s lungs, resulting in coughing which might be accompanied by breathlessness and phlegm.