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Q: Is a sinus infection contagious?

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Infections that cause sinusitis (sinus infection) can be spread from person to person when someone with a respiratory tract infection or cold talks, coughs or sneezes. This shoots droplets contaminated with bacteria, viruses or fungi into the air, where they can be breathed into the nose and sinuses by others.

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