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Incubation Period of Diseases ( according to 20th edition PARK )


RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS :

1. Chicken pox = 14-16 days ( can range from 10-21 days )

2. Measles = 10 days for the appearance of fever from the day of infection and 14 days for the appearance of rash from the day of exposure to infection .

3. Rubella = 2-3 weeks ( average of 18 days )

4. Mumps = 2-3 weeks ( usually 18 days )

5. Influenza = 18-72 hours

6. Diptheria = 2-6 days

7. Whooping cough ( Pertussis ) = 7-14 days ( not more than 3 weeks )

8. Meningococcal meningitis = 3-4 days ( may vary from 2-10 days )

9. SARS = 2-7 days ( commonly 3-5 days )

10. Tuberculosis = 3-6 weeks from the time of exposure to positive tuberculin test appearance, but the actual incubation period may vary from weeks, months to years.

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