How long can I transmit flu?
Typically, you’re contagious from 1 day before you have any symptoms. You stay that way for 5 to 7 days after you start feeling sick. Kids and people with weak immune systems may shed the virus even longer. The virus can be spread until symptoms disappear.
How long are you contagious with the flu after symptoms go away?
The contagious period ends about 10 days after symptoms resolve. Some infectious disease experts still recommend 14 days of isolation. One reason viral infections like the flu are so common is that they can spread easily between people.
Can you pass the flu back and forth?
Fortunately for you and others dealing with multiple infections in the same household, the answer to all of your questions is no. Since you and your family members are almost certainly infected with the same strain of the virus, you won’t pass it around again.
Who can be a carrier of the flu?
“Can you be an asymptomatic carrier of the flu, as with COVID-19?” a viewer asked News 13’s I-Team Coronavirus Help Desk. Pardee UNC Health Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Ellis said it is possible to infect people with the flu before showing symptoms, but you cannot be an asymptomatic carrier of the flu.
Can a person be a carrier of the flu?
Myth: Young, healthy people can’t get the flu. And it’s not just about you. You may be healthy enough not to get sick from the flu, but you can still be a carrier of the flu virus.
How long does it take to get over flu B?
You should make a full recovery within 2 weeks – while your body may have fought off the infection successfully, you may not feel 100% for up to 2 weeks after being infected. Most of your symptoms should have subsided by this point, but it’s normal to feel weak and tired while your body recovers from the infection.
Can you be a carrier of the flu but not get it?
That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those people may still spread the virus to others.
How do you avoid getting the flu when your family has it?
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- Wash your hands frequently, especially after an interaction with the sick person.
- Disinfect surfaces or objects that may harbor the flu virus.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes because the virus can enter your body in these locations.
How easy is it to catch the flu virus from someone else?
Person-to-person transmission of the flu can happen when an infected person is talking, coughing, sneezing, or even just breathing near someone else. The virus can be transmitted through the air to anyone within six feet, so the easiest way to avoid getting sick is to keep your distance.