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Droplet precautions are guidelines for the care of a person who has a disease that spreads through droplets from mucus or secretions from the nose, throat, windpipe, and lungs (respiratory system). Examples of the most common diseases spread by droplets include pertussis, flu (influenza), diphtheria, invasive Neisseria meningitis, some types of pneumonia, and some types of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). To prevent the disease from spreading to other people, follow the guidelines below.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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