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If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 50/50

Strep is very contagious and the time period from exposure to getting the illness is between 3-7 days and sometimes a little longer. But exposure does not mean he will get it.

In brief: 50/50

Strep is very contagious and the time period from exposure to getting the illness is between 3-7 days and sometimes a little longer. But exposure does not mean he will get it.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: POSSIBLE

Difficult to assess degree of likelihood not knowing the means of exposure, etc.
Many of us carry strep asymptomatically in our nose and throat without its producing disease.

In brief: POSSIBLE

Difficult to assess degree of likelihood not knowing the means of exposure, etc.
Many of us carry strep asymptomatically in our nose and throat without its producing disease.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Common problem

There are folks who carry strep in their throat year round without ever having disease.
Studies estimate this as 5% in the summer and up to 30% in the winter. That means every kid in day care with > 20 kids always has strep around.Transfer rates within families vary form 20-50% within a week.

In brief: Common problem

There are folks who carry strep in their throat year round without ever having disease.
Studies estimate this as 5% in the summer and up to 30% in the winter. That means every kid in day care with > 20 kids always has strep around.Transfer rates within families vary form 20-50% within a week.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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