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After how many days after getting infected by virus of herpes zoster or chicken pox can a man fall ill?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
14-21 days: After exposure, a susceptible individual whether exposed appropriately to chickenpox or shingles, chickenpox will develop with a mean of 17 days.
Dr. Michael Bruck
Pediatrics 28 years experience
7-21 days: Incubation period from exposure to symptoms is 7-21 days i believe.

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