What Is the Flu Incubation Period?

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3. What Does the Incubation Period Mean for Quarantining?

If you know that you have been exposed to the flu and you are able to avoid people for two days, this is your best bet for reducing transmission of the virus to other people. If you live in a large, crowded city, this is especially important for slowing viral transmission.

If you need to go to work and are not feeling sick, you will probably be OK to do so unless you work with the elderly or medically compromised patients. Ask your employer what it is recommended to do in this situation.

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