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I think my youngest (10 mo) was exposed to CP on Tuesday. He was around a child that day who broke out on Thursday. My question is do I have to keep both of my ds away from others starting now and for how long? I'm supposed to be visiting my grandparents on Sunday and a new cousin but I don't want to expose anyone to it (especially the elderly or the newborn) that may not want it.<br>
But does this also mean I have to keep my kids inside for the next 21 days???<br>
Tia,<br>
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It's contagious a few days before the outbreak of spots. The outbreak of spots can be as early as 10 days after exposure. So 5 days after exposure it will not be contagious. On Sunday the virus will still be in the liver and won't have reached the respiratory tract yet.
 

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Thank you! So if he doesn't get it between 10 and 21 days or so (after exposure), he likely won't get in then am I right?<br><br>
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Yes, if h e doesn't get it by 21 days he's not likely to. My three were exposed last year and not one came down with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: They were sharing glasses the day before spots came out and everything. Double <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Yep that's accurate.<br><br>
As a side note...are you anywhere near NY (refer to sig)? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yep that's accurate.<br><br>
As a side note...are you anywhere near NY (refer to sig)? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"></div>
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Sorry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We're in southern ontario. And it's definitely going around, so that's too bad.<br><br>
I guess we'll see, it would be a good time to get it out of the way for us, but I exposed ds1 a couple of years ago and nothing happened.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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