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rabies incubation period in humans

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabies prophylaxis: จริงๆ Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabie ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
RABIES: Rabies is a serious viral encephalitis transmitted by saliva of infected bats and certain animals.The incubation period is 1 to 2 months to more than ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: The incubation period in humans averages 4 to 6 weeks. Incubation periods of up to 6 years have been confirmed.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabies and cats: An animal might 'shed' viruses and therefore be infective before actual symptoms are shown. For dogs and rabies, we know this can occur up to 6 days ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but very rare: There have been reports of rabies transmitted through organ transplant and transfusion.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabies is tricky: Rabies is known for a wide variation in the incubation period. The average is 3 weeks to 3 months for infection to take hold. About 5% of cases occur ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A person infected with rabies will not show ill signs at first. If he doesn't get rabies shots, the virus will travel to his brain. The incubation per ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Most consider a full rabies series protective for at least 2 years. Those involved in high risk occupations are encouraged to have a blood test done t ... Read More

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