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Wagener, SC
A 49-year-old female asked:

Should someone return to work or school after the stomach flu with a low fever? how long is someone contagious after showing symptoms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Gastroenteritis: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usually the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Would not return to work when febrile.
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