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A 31-year-old female asked:

lady in waiting room coughing. said she had high fever for 5 days. no fever past 2 days. i took my baby outside asap. was she contagious still?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Likely not though: it depends on the virus. If it were influenza, you can bet that she is still contagious. And there is really very little you can do for your baby at this point, other than watch like a hawk for signs of influenza. Good luck and thanks for using HealthTap.

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