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After receiving the H1N1 nasal inhaler, is a child contagious?

MY 6 YEAR OLD JUST GOT THE H1N1 NASAL INHALER IN SCHOOL, IS HE CONTAGOUS AND CAN HE NOW GIVE IT TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE AROUND HIM?
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Nov 10, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

the mist is a live virus however it is cold adapted meaning your nose is colder than your body and the virus does not survive for very long in the nose. Unless your physician advises you differently, or family members are immune challenged, children return to normal activity after the nasal mist.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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