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Communicable disease and its incubation period.

Last Updated on 02/02/2021 by The Editor

Disease Incubation period
Chicken pox 14-16 days can vary from 10-21 days
Measles from 10 days of exposure to onset of fever, and 14 days to appearance of rash
Rubella 2 to 3 weeks, average 18 days
Mumps 2 to 4 weeks, usually 14-18 days
Infleunza 18-72 hours
Bird flu 2-3 days but range can be up to 7 days
Diptheria 2-6 days
Pertussis 7-14 days max up to 3 weeks
Meningococcal meningitis 3-4 days (range 2-10 days)
Hepatitis B 30-180 days (average 75 days)
Hepatitis C 2 weeks-6 months
Hepatitis A 14-28 days (range 10-50 days)
Hepatitis E 3-8 weeks ( average 40 days)
Polio 7-14 days(range 3-35 days)
Cholera 1-2 days (Few hours up to 5 days)
Typhoid fever 10-14 days( range 3 days-3 weeks)
Salmonella 12-24 hours
Staphylococcal 1-8 hours
Clostridium perfringens 6-24 hours
Botulism 18-36 hours
Bacillus cereus 1-6 hours

02/02/2021

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