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Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period? Are we in the clear?

Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period?  Are we in the clear?

A few days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1-4 days (average: 2 days). Adults can be infectious from 1 day before onset of symptoms to 5-7 days after illness onset. Influenza is more infectious in children than adults. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...Read more


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How long is the REAL incubation period, and are we safe from people that are negative when they board a plane?

How long is the REAL incubation period, and are we safe from people that are negative when they board a plane?

Ebola Virus: Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. A person will not transmit disease if they are asymptomatic and don't have a fever. If a person were on a lengthy flight or multiple flights- theoretically the person could evolve from incubation to active disease. This is why many international airports have instituted medical screening upon entry into the country. ...Read more

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How long is the average incubation period for the flu?

How long is the average incubation period for the flu?

...: The incubation period for the flu is between 1-4 days. This means that people can pass along the flu to others before they even know they are sick, as well spread the flu to others for 5-7 days after becoming sick. Washing your hands often and getting the flu vaccine are ways you can protect yourself from the flu. ...Read more

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My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

As long as 6 weeks: It can be as long as six weeks before symptoms appear, but a much shorter time is usual. Any time you have contact with someone who harbors the mite, you can catch it. Treatment for close contacts of affected persons is recommended. ...Read more

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How long is the incubation period for bacterial meningitis?

How long is the incubation period for bacterial meningitis?

Incubation period: From exposure to the development of meningitis can be from hours (meningcoccal meningitis) to several days. ...Read more

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Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

Colplex: Two very different microorganisms with different mechanisms for producing disease. Cholera affects only the mucous lining of the bowel and produces a toxin-mediated watery diarrhea. Salmonella typhi infection begins in the intestinal tract, spreading to the local lymph nodes, to the blood stream, etc. ...Read more

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How doctors explain the long incubation period (>1 year) of rabies , can pep vaccination still be effective after 9 months of possible exposure?

How doctors explain the long incubation period (>1 year) of rabies , can pep vaccination still be effective after 9 months of possible exposure?

Rabies is tricky: Rabies is known for a wide variation in the incubation period. The average is 3 weeks to 3 months for infection to take hold. About 5% of cases occur 1 year after exposure. The longest case on record is 19 years. Experts don't know exactly why this is-but it probably has to do with the virus strain, other viral properties, the patient (how strong their immune system is) etc. YES-I agree with PEP! ...Read more

Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more