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Is influenza b contagious?

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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Influenza b virus is a respiratory virus spread by coughing, etc.
The two main types of influenza occurring during "flu" season are influenza a and influenza b. Influenza b often causes more GI symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Influenza b virus is a respiratory virus spread by coughing, etc.
The two main types of influenza occurring during "flu" season are influenza a and influenza b. Influenza b often causes more GI symptoms.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Influenza viruses are primarily transmitted from one person to another by droplets through talking, sneezing or coughing.

In brief: Yes

Influenza viruses are primarily transmitted from one person to another by droplets through talking, sneezing or coughing.
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