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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent cont ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Peltzer
34 years experience Family Medicine
Flu: The incubation period for influenza (of which H3N2 is one strain) is 1 to 4 days. Typical incubation period is 2 days.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
1 - 4 days, usually: Incubation period of most strains of influenza is 1-4 days, typically 2, but can be as long as 7 for a variant of H3n2. H3N2 is a subtype of influenz ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Period/exposure to s: Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection to appearance of symptoms.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. A person will not transmit disease if they are asymptomatic and don't have a fe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
2 to 6 days: The incubation period (time between exposure to the bacteria, by a bite or by inhaling the germs, and the development of the first symptoms) for bubon ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the organism and other comorbidities.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease - as in acquiring or being ex ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pinkeye: three days
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