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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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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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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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