Staying home with influenza

New CDC guidelines recommend staying away from others for 24 hours after fever has resolved (website). This is less conservative than the previous recommendation of staying away from others for 7 days from illness onset OR 24 hours after fever resolution (whichever was longer).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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