Incubation period

What is Incubation period?

Incubation period is the period between the inoculation of the infectious agent in the body of the host and clinical presentation of the disease.

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Three members of my family have the following symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, headache, malaise, fatigue. The last time we were all together was 5 days prior to onset of symptoms. We did consume an item in common on the last night we were together. It was a whiskey cake with fresh whipped cream. I am thinking possibly a foodborne illness but am not familiar with one with a 5-7 day incubation period.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Some food borne infections have variable incubation periods.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
It is true that most of the food borne infections have an incubation period less than 72 hours. However food borne infection by Shigella,Enteropathogenic E. Coli...

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If a dog salva just touches the finger as it touched my finger with mouth didn't bite no blood came it has been five years still there any chance of rabies

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Brief Answer:
Chance of Rabies

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.


Rabies Virus cannot penetrate intact skin . Mere touching or licking with saliva on finger without any breach in continuity of skin won't transmit rabies virus.Licking on...

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Hi i had condom protected oral sex performed on me 2 years ago and condom protected hand job performed on me 10 months ago. These events were performed on me by a stripper(sex worker). I have tested negative for stds. I am worried about hpv and Hpv wart formation. Was I at risk? What is the incubation period for hpv warts? Could I have passed hpv onto my wife from these exposures. 
Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Chances of HPV transmission by these acts is nil.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
Welcome to health care magic.

Hpv is transmitted by skin to skin contact or by intercourse .The chances are higher when there are active lesions...

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I am travelling to Vienna next week.l like visit sex brothels to do sex with girls but all with condom. i heard that there are some sex studios in vienna that allow sex without condom.i would like to visit even i know that this may be risky for STDs but i heard that the girls are examined by doctors everey week.They are more liberal and can allow sex without condom or even protected sex but more pleasurable . what is your advice??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
unprotected intercourse not advisable

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for query.I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
It is good you want to have protected inter course.
We as doctors cannot recommend for unprotected inter course especially if either of the partners have...

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What is the incubation period for viral meningitis?

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Brief Answer:
Few 3-7 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Good day to you. My name is Dr. Saghafi and I would like to answer your question on viral meningitis.

The incubation period for viral meningitis which is the most common form of meningitis we see is anywhere from 3-7 days.

There are some viral...

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I would like some self-help recommendations for health anxiety.

This is my first time using this service, and I see it says a specialist is working on my question. Is someone there? Or is this an automated response to my question?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please elaborate the symptoms you have

Detailed Answer:
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What kind of help do you want?

Kindly elaborate what kind of health anxiety you have? How it...

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Can twitching of my nose, biceps, thigh and thumb be symptoms of rabies. Got bit 10 weeks ago. Am having these twitches and also sometimes my jaw feels funny. I have had these twitches for weeks now. The dog was vaccinated two days before the bite and I was told by my physician that I didn't need the vaccine due to the condition of the wound and the status of the dog. Am really scared now. I need a doctor who would have time to explain this very well to me . Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Clinical examination is required

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Sir,

I assume you did not get appropriate vaccination after being bitten by dog.

The incubation period of rabies (defined as the interval between virus exposure and onset of...

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Hello sir,i had a high risk exposure 3 years ago(nov 2013) and after 1.6 year(may 2015) after exposure got tested with TRIDOT(3 rd generation) and the result came back non reactive and again due to some doubt i got tested again twice in july 2016 and march 2017 and the test used was 4 rth generation ag/ab test and both the results came back non reactive.my question to you sir is how accurate are these tests and do i need any further testing or these test results suffice? Also does pollen allergies,pcos,hypothyroidism and its medications like metformin,synthroid,provera,clomid,OCPs and antihistamines-can they affect my test results ? can vaccinations like flu shots and hepatitis vaccinations alter my test results? i got tested for STDs(syphillis,herpes,chlamidea and gonnerhea) all the results came back non reactive.does this rule out any possibility of having hiv?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you are free from HIV infection. It is very much conclusive.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mounica,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
All the tests for HIV available in the market are highly reliable up to the extent of more than 97% including TRIDOT test. Whereas 4th generation...

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I have taken 3 shots of rabies vaccination on 0 3 7 days as my pet vaacinated dog is non rabid as it was alive after 90 days also these 3 vaccine will work as pre exposure!!and for how long will these vaccine provide me immunity before other exposure?and if if there is any chance of virus present in my body and I'm unknown about it as no syptoms developed will these 3 vaccine are enough to neutralise that or for surety I have to take booster dose?as I was anxious I have taken a 4 dose on 52 day will that dose work as booster
nd after shots on 0 3. 7 days 90 day booster is taken then it will provide immunity for long?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pre-exposure prophylaxis gives long lasting protection.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX Hi
Good evening!

I appreciate your concern regarding the efficacy of anti rabies vaccines.

Since your pet dog remained healthy even after 90 days of exposure (dog bite) & the fact that you have...

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Hi!! D dog scratched me on april 11th. It was one ,no bleeding and so I din't take PEP. But d dog showed symptoms of rabies after 23 days and died after 28 days of the exposure. The dog was healthy at the time of exposure and also during the 10 days incubation period. Is it possible dat the dog was shedding d virus at d time of exposure? Can rabid dogs transmit d disease during the incubation period? I am scared. I m having fever now flu like also muscle twitches, and pulsations on my body..also tingling sensation on my left hand fingers. I also Sumtimes hav a strange sensation and mild pain at d site where I was scratched. Is it related to rabies?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Extremely unlikely to be Rabies.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P

First of all relax. The more you worry you mind shall produce more physical symptoms .

First of all it was just a scratch and there was no bleeding , right ? Then it is extremely unlikely for you to...

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