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Symptoms typically appear 16 to 18 days after infection, but the incubation period for the virus that causes mumps can range from 12 to 25 days.
After quietly running amok for one to four days (the incubation period), symptoms begin.
The incubation period for mumps ranges from 12 days to 25; symptoms last at least two and usually more than 10 days.
Also complicating the response is an incubation period that can stretch for up to 50 days.
The biggest takeaway, however, is the slow incubation period’s impact on dinosaur survival during an extinction event.
The incubation period of influenza is two to three days.
Health officials say the incubation period ranges from 15 to 50 days, and symptoms include fever, malaise, dark urine, anorexia, nausea and abdominal discomfort, followed by jaundice.
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medical Definition of incubation period
- Mono, which has an incubation period of 30 to 50 days, characteristically announces itself with headaches, fever, sore throat, tonsillitis, and extreme fatigue.
- —Your Health & Fitness, October/November 1986
- Quarantines worked to control the SARS epidemic because SARS is much less contagious than flu and has a longer incubation period.
- —Christine Gorman, Time, 17 Oct. 1995
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