A 48-year-old member asked:
if you have the flu when is it safe to return to work again?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christopher Abel answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fever free: Good rule of thumb with infectious diseases is you need to be fever free for 24 hours. Just think of the golden rule - if you would be upset if someone else came to work in your condition, then you shouldn't be there either.
Answered on Jan 30, 2020
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
A week from 1st Sx: Many people can be fever free after 24 hrs on Tamiflu or other antivirals. However they can still spread the flu in droplets from a cough or saliva. You are considered contagious for 7 days from the 1st symptom, fever.
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
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