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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

Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...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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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...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 legionnaires?

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 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 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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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 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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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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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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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more