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How Long Are You Contagious When You Have a Cold?

I have a cold and don’t want to infect my family and friends. How long am I considered contagious?

As a general rule, adults with a cold will be able to infect other people one day before symptoms appear, and up to five days or so after becoming sick. Infants and children are able to...

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