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How long do viral infections last?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient.
Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime.

In brief: Depends
The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient.
Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime.
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