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How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious . If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious ...Read more

Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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How long after having the stomach flu are you no longer contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you no longer contagious?

Varies: The oral secretions of a patient are not considered contagious after the fever has disappeared. The virus can be shed in the stool for another 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

A few days: People with influenza generallly are no longer contagious after fever and systemic symptoms (muscle aching, headache, etc) are gone. It usually takes 5-7 days after onset of the first symptoms. It may take longer for cough, sniffles, etc to clear up. ...Read more

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How long are you contagious after a fever?

How long are you contagious after a fever?

Fever: Contagion, or the ability to transmit your illness to others, depends upon the causative organism and the duration of fever may or may not have any relationship to communicability. If we knew what illness you had, could answer this more specifically. ...Read more

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For how long are you contagious after having a stomach bug?

For how long are you contagious after having a stomach bug?

Oral secretions : Most enteroviruses are detected in your oral secretions at least as long as you have fever or up to a week. Many strains are detectable in the stool for up to 6 wks. Droplet precautions;masks & good hand washing, can prevent spread during the febrile phase while normal hygienic practices deal with the rest. ...Read more

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How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: There are many different viruses that cause stomach flu. How long you are contagious is determined but which of the viruses you have. ...Read more

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How long after taking thermaflu are you contagious?

How long after taking thermaflu are you contagious?

Symptomatic only: Theraflu is purely symptomatic control; it does not affect your infectivity at all. ...Read more

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How long after stomach virus symptoms subside can I kiss my husband without fear of getting sick as well?

How  long after stomach virus symptoms subside can I kiss my husband without fear of getting sick as well?

Kiss his cheek...: It's impossible to know here what caused your husband's illness (or therefore the time to his complete recovery or at least lack of infectivity), but you are certainly appropriate for wanting to avoid getting sick too. Assuming fecal-oral spread of his disease, make sure he washes his hands well, avoids food preparation, and for the time being just kiss him on the cheek until he is good as new. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of viral meningitis last, and when are you no longer contagious?

How long do symptoms of viral meningitis last, and when are you no longer contagious?

Varies: Most often you are contagious as long as you have fever. So fever free more than 24 hours is a good determination that you are no longer contagious. ...Read more

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How long are you immune to gastroenteritis after you have contracted it?

How long are you immune to gastroenteritis after you have contracted it?

Unlikely to be: Gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term that reflects a stomach & intestinal infection by many agents. While you may gain some or total immunity to that virus, there are dozens of other viruses or bacteria that can cause gastro.Gastro is sort of like a car crash. You tangled with a dodge & got thru it, but a ford may get you next week. ...Read more

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Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

Influenza: This is highly dependent on the particular virus with which you were infected. Many people call their infection "flu" when it was not truly influenza. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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How much time are you immune to norovirus after having it?

How much time are you immune to norovirus after having it?

Norovirus: Viruses mutate - so you might be immune to one strain of norovirus but not to others. ...Read more

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How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks.: These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach flu last if viral?

CDC says:: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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After how long of taking antibiotics for strep throat when are you no longer contagious?

After how long of taking antibiotics for strep throat when are you no longer contagious?

24 hours: You are okay to return to daycare or school after 24 hours from completing first dose of medication. That being said, I don't think I'd kiss someone or share their cup until on meds for 3 days! Make sure to finish all your meds, though. ...Read more

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How long are you immune to gastroenteritis after you have had it?

How long are you immune to gastroenteritis after you have had it?

Define immune: There are dozens of gut viruses and some bacteria that could trigger gastroenteritis. You can develop long term immunity to one virus or strain but that will not prevent another virus or strain from triggering it at any time in the future. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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