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parents exposed to someone with ebola virus. how long should we keep away from them to ensure we don't get it if they did pick it up?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
21 days: Ebola has an incubation period of less than 21 days. If a person exposed to Ebola does not develop symptoms at 21 days after exposure the person is not infectious.
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree with Dr Singh: Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. After 21 days there should be no risk. Take care.
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
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