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How long am I contageous with the flu?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: 5-10 days..
The incubation period (time from contracting virus to time of symptoms) about 18-72 hours and viral shedding (contagious) start just around enset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days.
Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Preention is key--vaccination & handwashing.. Good luck.

In brief: 5-10 days..
The incubation period (time from contracting virus to time of symptoms) about 18-72 hours and viral shedding (contagious) start just around enset of symptoms or a bit before and continue for about 5-10 days.
Young children may shed for longer period of time. With appropriate treatment/med, shedding should stop in about 72 hours. Preention is key--vaccination & handwashing.. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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