What is an airborne disease? Chest physicians can easily offer a definition. However, what is the scientific definition of an airborne disease? This is a more difficult question. Wikipedia reads as follows: âAirborne diseases refer to any diseases which are caused by pathogens and transmitted through the air. These viruses and bacteria can be spread through coughing, sneezing, laughing or through close personal contact. Often, airborne pathogens or allergens cause inflammation in the nose, throat, sinuses and the lungs. Air pollution plays a significant role in airborne diseases which is linked to asthma. Pollutants are said to influence lung function by increasing airway inflammation.
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