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Is The Stomach Flu Contagious Before Symptoms Appear
Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?
No: Stoma flu is transmitted by hand tooth that is why good hand washing and hygeine and cleaning up behind and sterilizing is so important. The germinate carried on the hands!!! ...Read more
For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?
Should someone return to work or school after the stomach flu with a low fever? How long is someone contagious after showing symptoms?
Is the stomach flu contagious like the regular flu? A friend is sick with the stomach flu. I wanted to bring them some flowers, but then thought I might be able to catch it like with the regular flu. Is there any chance I might catch it? .
Less so but easy: The primary mode of transmission is virus in saliva, that ends up on fingers & out on objects in the environment. It is passively transferred when someone touches that site & then their face. Regular flu has the added transfer mode of airborne droplets from a cough. Visit, touch nothing & wash hands well before/after & you should be fine. ...Read more
Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. ...Read more
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
Yes you are.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Don't make close contact with people who are well. ...Read more
My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days he's feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu?
5 days: At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet. ...Read more
My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?
Is there any way of knowing if someone is still contagious from the stomach flu? Every strain is different and some are contagious for longer?
No: People with viral infections are generally contagious even before significant symptoms appear. The duration other illnesses is obviously going to vary based on what virus is infecting them and therefore it's going to be different the length that they're going to be contagious. So I can't really give you specifics unfortunately. ...Read more
Sat next to someone who got stomach flu the next day. Were they contagious? I used sanitizer but wiped my mouth w my hand 30 min later can I get sick?
Probably not: Stomach viruses are passed through contact. If you did not eat or drink after this person then you are probably fine. Theoretically if they touched an object that you touched, then put your hand in your mouth you could catch it that way but that is much less likely. ...Read more
Sometimes the same.: With either one, you can have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, although fever is less often due to food poisoning. If more than one person ate a specific food at the same time and both developed symptoms at about the same time, that increases the likelihood that it's food poisoning. ...Read more
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