A 37-year-old female asked:
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While babysitting i got sick with a stomach bug. Now, 11 hrs later, the boy has diarrhea. Could this be from me already?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
Varies: 12 hours is the fastest known and that is for the infamous norovirus. One possibility is that you were both exposed to a virus in your community and you just came down with it a bit sooner. At any rate, almost all other causes of stomach bugs take 24-48 hours to pass on from one person to another so you may well be correct in protesting your innocence in this event. Hope you have both recovered!
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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