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Has it been determined that rabies incubation period can last up to 19 years?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably not: The incubation period in humans averages 4 to 6 weeks. Incubation periods of up to 6 years have been confirmed.
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung commented
Pediatrics 34 years experience
The average incubation period is one to three months, but can range from several days to one year after exposure. There are rare case reports of longer incubation periods that may be related to inadequate rabies prophylaxis or an unknown new exposure.
May 14, 2013

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