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how long does it take for rabies virus to show symptoms?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care!
Answered on Apr 15, 2017
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