Viral shedding, clinical history and transmission of influenza.
Hong Kong Med J. 2013 Jun;19 Suppl 4:19-23
Authors: Cowling BJ, Chan KH, Peiris JS, Riley S, Leung GM
1. During influenza infections, most viral shedding occurs within a few days of illness onset. 2. Children may be more infectious than adults because they shed more virus. 3. The degree of viral shedding (infectiousness) correlates with symptoms and tympanic temperature.
PMID: 23775182 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]