I would assume she'll still be infectious (so not a good person to put on a plane) even if most of her symptoms have gone, and in any case I'd assume there's a good chance she'll still be coughing. What have you been told about how long to keep her away from things? I thought it was supposed to be 5-7 days minimum (sorry).
This bug is going to screw up a lot of people's holidays .
if she was diagnosed yesterday then her 5 days quarantine will be up late thurs/early friday so i would imagine she'd be fine.dd was better on the 3rd day of having it except she was still off her food(this actually lasted a couple of weeks so if i'd have been due to go away the not eating would have worried me)
Myself on the other hand,i was ill with it for over 2 weeks,it lingered and left me with terrible aching limbs-but i'm pregnant and didn't take tamiflu so that could be why. where are you flying to?
plus you are better off keeping her at home because she may develop another illness after swine flu.
my friends dd had swine flu and near the end of the week she seemed fine but by the very end her cough got worse and she then developed a chest infection which needed antibiotics, same happened to my mum.
you need to keep her at home for five days, away from others and give her at least a week and a half to make sure she is better.
i had to take my dd to a local shop once on teh 4th day so i put the rain cover on the pram and left her just inside the door where i could keep my eye on her.
yy I thought that it will be 5 days by the time we fly If she still has symptoms obv we wouldn't go as I don't want to infect others (I am immunosuppressed so I know how nightmarish it is if you are at risk)
I thought they were contagious for 2 days before and 4 days after symptoms started tbh
I'm glad you are seeking further advice re contagious period - good on you for being responsible and considerate of others.
I am fearful that we will contract swine flu on a flight to Canada; from someone not yet recovered - and there is no insurance compensation you can claim for being laid up in a hotel room with swine flu - shortly after arrival - for 7 days, and missing half of an incredibly expensive holiday. (Sorry dreadful sentence construction!)
If we caught it before we go - not such a problem. Doctors note certifying swine flu followed by insurance claim.
It irks me that people are not quarantining themselves as devotion says (clearly this does not include you and your dd, since you are being very responsible). People have all sorts of good reasons for not wanting to contract it - as you say those who are immuno-suppressed, but also people with professional exams looming, people with big events on the horizons (weddings etc).
Glad she is feeling lots better already. I hope it all works out for you and it turns out to be some minor viral thing which doesn't preclude you flying.
would think the main problem other than infecting others potentially would be whether you want to risk you all being away when you've been exposed to it, in case you come down with it.
I was told 7 days for children to be quarantined but in our case like ash6605 I was actually much more poorly than my little girls were in the end, had terrible aches. pains and a fever for 10 days. My eldest had what was like an accute asthma attack and seemed really poorly but was treated for this with an inhaler a curse of steroids and she also had tamiflu and bounced back within 5 days, still a little under the weather and with a cough but reasonably well and happy to be going away.
So sorry your holiday could be messed up so hard to know what to do, hope she's better soon x
p.s like devotion said I also had a chest infection after the swine flu, although my girls were fine and I think I took tamiflu too late where as they didn't. Am not sure I could settle and enjoy a holiday for worrying about her being ill if it was one of my girls while we were away, but am sure she'd most likely be fine I'm just such a worrier! x
This is the advice on the CDC (Centre for Disease Control in the US) website:
Avoid Contact With Others If you are sick, you may be ill for a week or longer. Unless necessary for medical care, you should stay home and minimize contact with others, including avoiding travel and not going to work or school, for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer . If you leave the house to seek medical care, wear a facemask, if available and tolerable, and cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. In general, you should avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness, especially people at increased risk of severe illness from influenza. With seasonal flu, people may be contagious from one day before they develop symptoms to up to 7 days after they get sick. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods. People infected with the novel H1N1 are likely to have similar patterns of infectiousness as with seasonal flu.
It can be found on:
So if you were to follow the CDC advice flying on Thursday would not a no-goer.
Anyway, hope she is feeling better soon and hope the rest of you don't catch it.