One of the most-Googled medical questions: Is bronchitis contagious?

Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz teamed up to answer some of the most-Googled medical questions for you -- and one of the responses may surprise you.

Dr. Oz reveals in the clip above that bronchitis is actually generally not contagious. Who knew?

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He explains:

"There is some bacteria that can cause it but usually it's viruses so you're not going to get it from the person next to you."

Well, there you have it. Now, to be even more informed, watch him explain exactly what's happening with your lungs when you have bronchitis in the video above.

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The deadliest infectious diseases in modern history
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The deadliest infectious diseases in modern history

HIV/AIDS: as of 2012, roughly 36 million deaths worldwide since discovery; 1.3 million deaths in 2013 alone

(Photo: HIV-infected T-cells under high magnification, via Getty Images)

Tuberculosis: caused between 1.3 and 1.5 million deaths in 2013

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Malaria: up to 855,000 deaths in 2013

(Photo: Malarial Parasite inside Red Blood Cell, via Getty Images)

Pneumonia: results in approx. 4 million deaths per year

(Photo: Microphotograph of diplococcus, bacterium responsible for pneumonia, via Getty Images)

Creuztfeldt-Jakob Disease: 100% fatal

(Photo: Creuztfeldt-Jakob Disease, via Getty Images)

Middle East respiratory syndrome: 41% fatal

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Rabies: up to 100% fatal if left untreated

(Photo: Brain of a rabies patient showing negri bodies in the cerebellum, via Getty Images)


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