- Two to four days should be enough to weather the worst of a cold, but up to a week may be needed for flu, says infectious disease expert. January 20, 2020 By Bev Betkowski It's smart to stay home from work for two to four days when you have a bad cold, and up to seven days if you have the flu, says a U of A infectious disease expert.
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In general, healthy people usually get over a cold in 7 to 10 days. Flu symptoms, including fever, should go away after about 5 days, but you may still have a cough and feel weak a few days longer....
All employees should stay home if they are sick until at least 24 hours after their fever* (temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) is gone. Temperature should be measured without the use of fever-reducing medicines (medicines that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Note: Not everyone with flu will have a fever. Individuals with suspected or confirmed flu, who do not have a fever, should stay home from work at least 4-5 days after the onset of symptoms.
Jan 20, 2020 · January 20, 2020 By Bev Betkowski It's smart to stay home from work for two to four days when you have a bad cold, and up to seven days if you have the flu, says a U of A infectious disease expert. (Photo: Getty Images) It makes sense to stay home when you're sick with a cold or flu, but when is it OK to go back to work?
- What Is The Flu, Again?
- How Does The Flu Spread?
- How Long Is The Flu Contagious?
The flu (aka influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs, according to the CDC. There are two main types of flu viruses—types A and B—and they usually circulate during flu season every year. The flu can cause the following symptoms, per the CDC: 1. fever or feeling feverish/chil...
The flu is thought to mainly spread by droplets that are created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Those droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into their lungs, the CDCexplains. Less commonly, a person could get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and t...
There’s a spectrum here. People with the flu are most contagious in the three to four days after they develop symptoms, the CDC says. Most people can infect other people up to a day before their symptoms startand up to five to seven days after they show signs of the virus. Kids and people with weakened immune systems may be able to pass on the viru...
Jul 23, 2018 · Most people become contagious with cold symptoms one to two days after exposure to a cold virus. These symptoms usually peak two to four days later. The common cold usually lasts about ten days....