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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

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 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 aids?

What is the incubation period for aids?

HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to prevent the immune destruction that leads to aids.

Now, from exposure to full on infection is usually a fourteen to twenty-one day process. The new HIV viral tests can be 100% accurate at day 21 or later. ...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 incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease - as in acquiring or being exposed at an earlier age. ...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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Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Not necessarily: It the period of time between your exposure to the germs and when you actually become ill. ...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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Do you know if there are types of pnemonia with an incubation period of a month or two?

Do you know if there are types of pnemonia with an incubation period of a month or two?

Yes: Symptoms of active TB in the lungs begin gradually and develop over a period of weeks or months. You may have one or two mild symptoms and not even know that you have the disease. Other fungal infections like coccidiodomycosis if live in southwest can be similar. Fungal infections are slower than bacterial unless immune compromised. ...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

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What is incubation period for herpes? Sat on toilet after person with herpes used it and scared!

What is incubation period for herpes? Sat on toilet after person with herpes used it and scared!

A week: If you do a blood test you are likely to find that you already have the virus without any diagnostic symptoms. If this is the case you are immune. Catching it from a toilet seat is possible but extremely rare. ...Read more

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What is the Incubation Period for contracting MRSA and is it a very important factor in proving liability?

What is the Incubation Period for contracting MRSA and is it a very important factor in proving liability?

MRSA: MRSA is everywhere now. May be difficult to prove that it was hospital acquired. Staph is all over our skin. So we do not talk about incubation periods like we do with other infections. When infection occurs. It occurs. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

2-12 days: Incubation period: For HSV-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about three to six days. ...Read more

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Nit incubation period? What is the incubation period for louse nits?

Nit incubation period? What is the incubation period for louse nits?

10-14 days: The period from the laying of eggs to hatching of the first nymph is 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for flu this fall?

Average 2 days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity, decreases rapidly by 3—5 days after onset in an experimental human infection model. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

Potentially years: Many years. For example some of the cases reported have been after exposures almost 20 years earlier. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

RABIES: Rabies is a serious viral encephalitis transmitted by saliva of infected bats and certain animals. The incubation period is 1 to 2 months to more than 1 year. Initial symptoms are nonspecific followed by encephalitis, ascending paralysis and hydrophobia. ...Read more

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

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

Probably not: The incubation period in humans averages 4 to 6 weeks. Incubation periods of up to 6 years have been confirmed. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for Syphilis? As far as test reactivity is concerned.

What is the incubation period for Syphilis? As far as test reactivity is concerned.

Tricky syphilis: Syphilis can appear one week to THREE months after an exposure. Part of that has to do with how many bacteria came across at the time of infection. Obviously if there were alot of those germs, the infection would get started earlier than otherwise. Serological or blood testing should parallel those symptoms- it gets more complicated though when exposures were in the past. An ID doc can help. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for food poisioning and what is usually the first sign?

What is the incubation period for food poisioning and what is usually the first sign?

Under 24 hr: It usually comes on within 24 hours of eating the food. Vomiting and abdominal pain are most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person? What is the incubation period?

Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person? What is the incubation period?

Presume "no": The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, the rash is not considered contagious. It goes away by itself in about 6 weeks. If worried, or in a special situation, one should discussed it with his doctor. ...Read more

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I have read that cats with rabies during incubation period will not pass on rabies. Is it true? I'm very worried.

Rabies and cats: An animal might 'shed' viruses and therefore be infective before actual symptoms are shown. For dogs and rabies, we know this can occur up to 6 days before the dog shows real symptoms of rabies. So if there's any question, it's best to find the cat and isolate it. Then, if in 10 days the animal develops rabies you will have your answer. Animals bites, esp. Cats, should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?

If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?

Washing usually helps: Viruses gain access through any open skin wound. If you have a cut or an insect bite it is a potential portal of entry for any type of virus to set up housekeeping and cause trouble. Of course you're not going to end up with the herpes virus unless you have direct contact. ...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

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

N. fowleri: CDC states Sx's start 1-9 days (median 5 days) AFTER EXPOSURE. People usually die 1-18 days (median 5 days) AFTER START of SYMPTOMS. These are two different statstics. Because there have only been 143 cases in the US between 1962 & 2017 - new cases may make slight changes in overall stats. There have even been some recent survivors! REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/illness. Html ...Read more

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What is the typical incubation period of scabies?

What is the typical incubation period of scabies?

4 weeks: You will typically not feel or see anything during that 4 week period. You should be treated if you were exposed to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period on most STDs?

Very wide range: "Incubation period" can mean time to symptoms or time until transmissible to partners. Many STDs never cause symptoms, especially in women. When symptoms occur, typical times are gonorrhea 3-5 days; chlamydia 1-2 weeks; herpes 3-10 days; syphilis 3-6 weeks; HIV 10-20 days; HPV 1-2 mo. To transmit, 6 mo. To 2 years for warts or abnormal pap smear. If at risk, get tested; don't wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure. ...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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Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Incubation period refers to the duration after which a person is transmitted a pathogen (i.e. Virus or bacteria) until the infection is apparent. Stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is not an infection and therefore there is no incubation period. Very rarely sjs can result from an individuals 'reaction' to an infection. More often sjs may result from antibiotics used to treat infections. ...Read more