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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

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...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 of time between your exposure to the germs and when you actually become ill. ...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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


Incubation Period (Definition)

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