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Teach prek. So for how long is flu contagious?

Teach prek. So for how long is flu contagious?

About 8 days: For one day before symptoms to 7 days after the start of symptoms. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How long am I contageous with the flu?

How long am I contageous with the flu?

5-10 days: The incubation period (time from contracting virus to time of symptoms) about 18-72 hours and viral shedding (contagious) start just around enset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days. Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Preention is key--vaccination & handwashing.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long am I contageous with the flu?

How long am I contageous with the flu?

5-10 days..: The incubation period (time from contracting virus to time of symptoms) about 18-72 hours and viral shedding (contagious) start just around enset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days. Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Preention is key--vaccination & handwashing.. Good luck. ...Read more

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For how long is the flu contagious on surfaces?

For how long is the flu contagious on surfaces?

About 24 hours: The virus last about 4 hours on solid surfaces and at best about 24 hours. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the flu contagious for?

I'm curious as to how long is the flu contagious for?

Influenza: According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”. ...Read more

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Have flu type a. How will i know when i'm no longer contagious?

Have flu type a. How will i know when i'm no longer contagious?

Usually 5 days: Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Coughing, runny nose and sneezing are symptoms that help the virus to spread. ...Read more

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I have flu a. How long do I have to wait before i'm not contagious?

I have flu a. How long do I have to wait before i'm not contagious?

Flu: According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more