Incubation period

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Incubation period is the time from contact with infectious agents (bacteria or viruses) to onset of disease. Some diseases have short incubation periods, and some incubate for a long time. The latent period is the time after the incubation period, but before the [1]

Examples of diseases and incubation periods

Radiation sickness: 30 minutes to 3 days, depending on dose (higher dose, lower incubation period)

Common cold: 1 to 3 days

Flu: 1 to 4 days

COVID-19: 4 to 21 days

Smallpox: 6 to 16 days

Rabies: 1 week to 1 year (median 3 months)

HIV: 2 weeks to 1 year

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: 2 years to 70 years (Depending on PRNP 129)

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: 20 years to 55 years

Alzheimer's disease: 40 to 80 years

References

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/about/terms/glossary.htm#i