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Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Yes: If it's in your saliva, it can be spread, whether you are symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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How long is strep throat contagious and what is the incubation period?

Depends: Strep can be carried in a contagious state indefinitely.Once treated, the spread is minimal after 24 hrs. Some people can pick up and carry the germ without infection, ever, while most would become symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more

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What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more

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How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

2-5 day incubation : Influenza has a rapid onset and becomes infectious rapidly after symptoms are aquired. Tests for influenza become mostly positive when symptoms are prevalent ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Please help docs! is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Yes but very rare: There have been reports of rabies transmitted through organ transplant and transfusion. ...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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I get strep infections 4-6 times a year and right now I'm on my 2nd case of strep in a 2 month period. should I get my tonsils removed ?

I get strep infections 4-6 times a year and right now I'm on my 2nd case of strep in a 2 month period. should I get my tonsils removed ?

May be: The old school preached three reasons for the T&A are Cancer, cancer and cancer!. Other reasons may include multiple strep infections causing debility and time lost from work etc. A review of this history with your GP will help make informed decision including cons from surgery in recent cases. Good luck! A trial of prophylactic treatment, for 6 months may be worth the effort. ...Read more

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Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages. Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more