A 22-year-old female asked:
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is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months. http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/Incubation time can be as long as six months.
Answered on Apr 5, 2017

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