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How long is the flu contagious after fever has broken and aches are gone?

How long is the flu contagious after fever has broken and aches are gone?

See below: Virus sheding in influenza begins 1 day before the start of symptoms and then continues for about 8 days after the start of symptoms. This would be the time that patients are contageous. ...Read more

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

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 long after I have had the flu after my fever has broken am I contagious?

How long after I have had the flu after my fever has broken am I contagious?

Let me help: The period when an infected person is contagious depends on the age and health of the person. 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. Some young children with weakened immune systems may be contagious for longer than a week. ...Read more

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Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

See your doctor.: One of the biggest problems from the flu is the chance of secondary bacterial infections, including sinusitis and pneumonia. Fever for 3-4 days can be normal, but with 5 days of it, it is time to be seen. You are contagious for 5-7 days after the onset of symptoms. If you have shortness of breath, dizziness, blurry vision, go to the ER. The vaccine only protects 60% of folks. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Docs, usually how long is someone contagious with the flu?

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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Boyfriend has the flu - how long will he be contagious to me?

Boyfriend has the flu - how long will he be contagious to me?

Until without symtom: If he is coughing, sneezing, if you are kissing him or exchanging other body fluids he may be contagious. Would strongly recommend getting influenza vaccine, whether or not it is likely to help with this immediate exposure. The other issue is how you know he has influenza. These symptoms can be caused by a variety of viruses. If you begin symptoms, get tested, start tamiflu, (oseltamivir) other antiviral. ...Read more

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How long after recovering from the flu are you no longer contagious?

Flu contagious?: Your contagiousness after a flu illness is gone when there is no more fever and no more cough. ...Read more

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How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

2-5 day incubation: Influenza has a rapid onset and becomes infectious rapidly after symptoms are aquired. Tests for influenza become mostly positive when symptoms are prevalent ...Read more

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My friend and her family all had the gastro stomache flu, how long after it passes r they still contagious? Or not at all?

Let me explain: It depends on which virus is causing your stomach flu.
With norovirus, the most common you’re contagious from the moment you begin to feel ill. Although you typically feel better after a day or two, you’re contagious for at least three days after you’ve recovered. ...Read more

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I would like to know how long someone sick with the flu can spread it to others. When is that person no longer 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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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 is the stomach flu contagious?

How long is the stomach flu contagious?

Depends: The contagious period from oral secretions often begins just before the first fever untill fever has been gone 24hr. The germ may be found in the stool for another 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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How long is the flu contagious for in nursing home?

How long is the flu contagious for in nursing home?

Up to 2 weeks?: The virus binds to and enters the tracheobronchial ciliated epithelium by utilizing the viral surface hemagglutinin (h antigen). Viral replication then occurs. Peak viral shedding occurs in the first 48 to 72 hours of exposure to the virus, then declines and becomes undetectable within 10 days. Children and immunocompromised people may shed virus for several weeks. [11]. ...Read more

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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

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How long can you be contagious for tamiflu (oseltamivir) and swine flu?

How long can you be contagious for tamiflu (oseltamivir) and swine flu?

Contagious: Well tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a medicine to trat influenza, so it is never contagious. Influenzae is contagious for as long as the person is shedding virus. Usually 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the common cold contagious for? The same applies for the flu and other common infections?

How long is the common cold contagious for? The same applies for the flu and other common infections?

Variable: You are most contagious for a few days before you peak symptoms start

for the flu you are also contagious for several days after you become smptomaic. ...Read more

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How long would it take until you aren't 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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