Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

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.

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How long is the stomach flu contagious?

Depends. The contagious period from oral secretions often begins just before the first fever untill fever has been gone 24hr. The germ may be found in the stool for another 4-6 wks. Read more...
Gastroenteritis. Great info from Dr. Ferguson. The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usually the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. . Read more...

My wife has the stomach flu am I contagious?

Unlikely. Your are at greater risk with respiratory flu. Part of the answer depends specifically on her diagnosis. You can discuss this with your physician. Read more...
Gastroenteritis. is not airborne. If you are not infected then you should not be contagious. Read more...

Am I contagious 2 days after the stomach flu?

Possibly; depends on. Cause. Most common cause is norovirus; viral shedding has been shown in studies to last average of 28 days after symptoms resolved. Thus, yes, you are still contagious & need to use preventive measures like hand washing, sterilizing toilet (seat), bathroom fixtures (faucets, light switches, door handles), other items used by many people in household. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the causitive agent. Diffrent bugs have diffrent incubation periods and cycles. Consult your dr and wash your hands frequently. Use disposable paper products instead of towels. Read more...

What to do if I have the stomach flu, am I contagious?

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...

How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

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...
Depends on virus. The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usually the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. . Read more...

How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks. These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. Read more...

When are you contagious after being exposed to the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis. The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Read more...

For what length of time are you contagious after the stomach flu?

Variable. The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Read more...