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is it 48 hours when a person starts vomiting that hes contagious? or 48 hours when symptoms stop?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
From what?: Impossible to answer your question unless know the cause of the vomiting. Many possibilities. If you are worried about acute viral infection, duration of infectivity will depend on the virus.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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