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My neighbour's son had diarrhea and vomiting for about 2 weeks. How long will he be contagious for after these symptoms go away?
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Dr. Joseph De santi
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Diarrhea, in and of itself, is not always related to infection so it is impossible to say whether this individual is or is not contagious.
Proper hand washing by a supervising parent should minimize risk of spread within the household and to others outside the home if this were infectious. In most viral cases, your infectious before symptoms start. With bacteria and parasites during and after.

In brief: A "Loose" Link
Diarrhea, in and of itself, is not always related to infection so it is impossible to say whether this individual is or is not contagious.
Proper hand washing by a supervising parent should minimize risk of spread within the household and to others outside the home if this were infectious. In most viral cases, your infectious before symptoms start. With bacteria and parasites during and after.
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