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Incubation Period (Overview)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection to appearance of symptoms.


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What is the incubation period for H3N2?

What is the incubation period for H3N2?

1 - 4 days, usually: Incubation period of most strains of influenza is 1-4 days, typically 2, but can be as long as 7 for a variant of H3n2. H3N2 is a subtype of influenza A.. See http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm and see http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-8347-311534--,00.html and see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_A_virus_subtype_H3N2 ...Read more

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Incubation Period (Overview)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection to appearance of symptoms.


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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: incubation period?

What is the definition or description of: incubation period?

Period/exposure to s: Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection to appearance of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of n fowleri? Why do some sites say 1-7 and others go up to 15 days? Seems most cases are 7 or less when symp show

Too rare to worry: Naegleria fowleri encephalitis is so rare that only a few cases have been studied, so it is understandable that estimates of incubation period may vary widely. But it really shouldn't matter. You cannot have it if you haven't been swimming in freshwater ponds or lakes. Even if you have done that, there are only an average of 1-2 cases per year in the entire US. You aren't likely to be one of them! ...Read more

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Can you get Coxsackie as an adult? How long is the incubation period for coxsackie?

Can you get Coxsackie as an adult? How long is the incubation period for coxsackie?

Possible in adults: Coxsackie virus usually occurs in children and presents with fever and rash. It can occur in adults. The incubation period is about 10 days. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for legionnaires?

Incubation: The bacterium Legionella Pneumophila causes most cases of Legionnaire's Disease & is spread when microscopic water drops are inhaled. Symptoms usually begin 2 to 10 average exposure. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for plague?

What is the incubation period for plague?

Typically short.: A few hours with pulmonary exposure. A few days with the typical bite exposure (bubonic plague). ...Read more

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What is the normal incubation period of impetigo?

What is the normal incubation period of impetigo?

Varies: Incubation time will vary based on the bacteria causing the infection but can range from a couple days to a week usually. ...Read more

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Can todder get MRSA for family pet if cat has it, incubation period and how common is it?

Carrier: The cat could be a carrier, just has it without any sickness. Many healthy people are like that like health care workers exposed but the immune system keeps it in check. Incubation period if it becomes a disease can be a few hours to long period depending on the immune system. ...Read more