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How long is a person with RSV contagious?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Most ~ 8days

General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks.
Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases.The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces.

In brief: Most ~ 8days

General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks.
Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases.The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sarojini Budden
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: First 2-8 days

Person is most contagious in the first 2-4 days but may be contagious for as long as 8 days Symptoms can last for at least 3 weeks such as coughing.

In brief: First 2-8 days

Person is most contagious in the first 2-4 days but may be contagious for as long as 8 days Symptoms can last for at least 3 weeks such as coughing.
Dr. Sarojini Budden
Dr. Sarojini Budden
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