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If you have been around someone that has been exposed to the swine flu

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If you have been around someone that has been exposed to the swine flu but has no sytoms can you expose other people?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Amit replied 6 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I would like to ask for following more info before answering the query. 1)Did the person "who has been exposed to swine flu" had flu symptoms or was being treated when you were around? 2)Are you sure the person has/had swine flu (Diagnosed)? because symptoms of S.Flu are presented in many other common conditions too and only Lab tests can definitively detect it.

Edited by Dr Amit on 11/1/2009 at 4:35 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
1. NO
2. Yes
My son has been around the care giveer , the care giver has no syptoms as yet. My concern is can my son expose anyone else?
Expert:  Dr. Amit replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for reply. If your Son has been diagnosed with Swine Flu, Yes, he is infectious to others around him especially after he develops symptoms of flue like fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills or even diarrhoea and vomiting (in many other cases). He will remain infectious by continuing to shed/spread the virus by sneezing or coughing for upto approx 5 days (It can extend to 7days in children). After his symptoms will subside, he will become less infectious and after they are totally gone, he is no longer infectious to people around. Care giver should follow specific preventive measures , secially when he has been daignosed with swine flu , till he gets fully well(treated). Hope this helped. Regards

Edited by Dr Amit on 11/1/2009 at 4:53 PM EST
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