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A 24-year-old female asked:

My 3 month old has flu. if he is not running fever anymore could he still pass the virus on to my 5yr old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends on situation: Most of those with the flu will shed the virus in their oral secretions or by cough in droplets for 7-10 days regardless of fever. The use of tamiflu (oseltamivir) will often drop a fever and it has some value in preventing flu when taken by uninfected family members.
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