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What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

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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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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What. Is the incubation period for genital herpes?

What. Is the incubation period for genital herpes?

4-10 days: A primary or new infection will show up in about one week and take several weeks to resolve. Many new cases are from hsv1 as a result of oral sex. ...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 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 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 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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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 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 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 window period for chlamydia symptoms to appear?

Chlamydia: If a person even has symptoms, they will usually show up within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. But that doesn't mean that there can't be late symptoms. ...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 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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Longest incubation period for gonorrhea before symptoms appear? Is 2 months a possibility? Severity if it is delayed?

Longest incubation period for gonorrhea before symptoms appear? Is 2 months a possibility? Severity if it is delayed?

Gonorrhea: In a male, 3-5 days is the incubation period before easily recognized symptoms of urethritis develop. In a female the signs and symptoms may be more obscure and the infection less easily diagnosed. If you have concerns about your status, consult your gynecologist who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Incubation Period (Definition)

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