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How Long Are You Contagious With Stomach Virus
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
24-48 hours: The symptoms will usually start 24-48 hours after exposure. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: If it's caused by a bacterial or viral infection then you were likely already the most contagious before you developed the laryngitis when the runny nose,headache,cough,and sore throat were occurring. If caused by overuse or gastroesophogeal reflux then you're not contagious at all. Always make sure to wash hands frequently when sick with upper respiratory bugs to prevent transmission. ...Read more
See below: Norovirus is mainly spread by fecal-oral route. The virus is shed in stool and also by airborne droplets of vomitus. You contract the virus by eating contaminated food or drink, by touching a surface thats been contaminated or by exposure to the vomitus. If a person recently vomited, saliva would transmit the virus. You are mostly contagious during the acute illness and for several days after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long before someone starts showing symptoms of the stomach virus are they contagious?like arnd how long before symptoms does is it in their feces?
How long after someone has EBV are they contagious through kissing? How about for people with "chronic mono" (regardless of how real that is)?
Epstein Barr virus: EBV probably is transmissible by saliva for only a few weeks after recovering from mononucleosis. "Chronic mono" is usually not actually mononucleosis and not caused by EBV (as your "regardless" comments suggests you already know), and therefore is not transmissible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a gastro virus contaigiouse and how long will it take before someone else can catch it even though they are over the virus the day before?
Highly contagious...: Most viral gastroenteritis is self-limited, not life threatening, but contagious--resolving with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids ; to support co-morbid medical conditions. No immunity from virus to virus. Wash your hands. ...Read more
Common cold: This condition can be caused by a large variety of viruses, the most common is rhinovirus. People are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold. A cold is usually not contagious after the first week. Cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. Symptoms mostly affect the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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