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Is strep throat contagious?

Strep throat is highly contagious. When you sneeze, cough or breathe, tiny droplets containing the strep bacteria go into the air and are easily inhaled by others. You can pass strep throat to others until you’ve been taking antibiotics for 1 to 3 days. If you have strep throat, stay home until your fever is gone and you’ve been taking antibiotics for at least 24 hours.  Avoid kissing people or sharing eating utensils when you have strep throat.

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