A 27-year-old female asked:
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8 year old had the flu or virus (neg flu test) over weekend. no fever, seems much better today but still coughing. school tomorrow? still contagious?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The flu is contagious for a week from first symptoms. The everyday viruses are contagious while they have fever but the germ is seldom passed when they are fever free for a day.
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

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