How many airborne contagious diseases exist? No one knows the precise answer to that question, so let me give you an easier one. How many airborne contagious diseases are recognized by the CDC?1 Let me give you your options:
What do you think? The answer is actually a! Now for a follow-up question.
What are the three recognized airborne contagious diseases?
a. Legionnaires disease, pontiac fever, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis
b. Aspergillosis, valley fever, and histoplasmosis
c. Influenza, common cold, SARS
d. Chicken pox, tuberculosis, and measles
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions-Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings [↩]