For How Long Am I Contagious After Being Infected By The Flu?

Question: For How Long Am I Contagious After Being Infected By The Flu?

Answer: The tricky thing about flu viruses and viruses in general -- you yourself can actually be contagious a whole day prior to developing symptoms. And you can be contagious up to five days once you've developed symptoms.

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Erica Brownfield, Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
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