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Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...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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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 cases reported have been after exposures almost 20 years earlier. ...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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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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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 now 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

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How are the "incubation period" and "window period" of HIV distinguished from each other?

Difference: Incubation period: time when the person is first exposed to the virus to the time when the diesase start to manifest itself
window period: time it takes for the test used to diagnose the disease can reliably detect the disease; in HIV the elisa test is used to detect an antibody against the virus, it takes around 2-6 weeks for the immnune system to produce it, during this period elisa is (-). ...Read more

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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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Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Syphilis: No. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacterium. The neurological symptoms of syphilis take 10-20 years to develop. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disease with rapid ascending weakness in the legs and arms that can cause loss of respiratory function. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis will distinguish between the two diseases. Start using condoms to avoid syphilis. ...Read more

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How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

Depends on condition: Incubation period for common cold is. 2to3 days but sometimes symptoms can start after 12 hours as it depends on the virus. Same holds true for influenza average is 2 days. Other conditions like Pneumonia etc may have different incubation period. But on average most 2 to 3 days. But symptoms may start earlier at times after 12 hours ...Read more

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How do you calculate the incubation period of CP I saw my friend on Mon and then again on Thur and she had shingles is't from last day or the for firs?

How do you calculate the incubation period of CP I saw my friend on Mon and then again on Thur and she had shingles is't from last day or the for firs?

7 to 21 days: Most of us have already had varicella (chicken pox) or been immunized, so we are immune. "Last day or first" is not an issue. If you were in the same room, especially face- to -face, for over 15 minutes you may have sustained significant exposure. If your friend was treated (acyclovir, famcyclovir, valacyclovir) your risk is very low. If your friend was already 2 or 3 weeks into it your risk is l ...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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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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Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Not necessarily: It the period between your exposure to the germs and when you actually become ill. ...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