Can kennel cough be passed through humans?
Kennel cough is caused by a number of bacteria and viruses. Most of them can’t be passed on to humans. The main bacteria (Bordetella bronchiseptica) can infect humans, but only those with weakened immune systems. Even then, it’s very rare.
How contagious is kennel cough to humans?
Kennel cough is generally not contagious to humans, but it can affect immunocompromised people as well as pregnant women and infants. Therefore, it is best to keep these at-risk people away from dogs who have the disease or who have had it in the past 14 days.