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My brother has had a headache and fever for 2 days. I accidentally drank from his cup. Will I become sick too?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Maybe

Depends upon how soon after he drank from it, whether it was washed first.
If he has a viral illness, hand washing and avoiding intimate contact will minimize your risk of getting infected, but classically these illnesses pass through members of the same household with regularity, and the drinking cup may or may not make any difference.

In brief: Maybe

Depends upon how soon after he drank from it, whether it was washed first.
If he has a viral illness, hand washing and avoiding intimate contact will minimize your risk of getting infected, but classically these illnesses pass through members of the same household with regularity, and the drinking cup may or may not make any difference.
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