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

Dr. Brownfield answers the question: 'How Long Am I Contagious With 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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