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What’s an incubation period?

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The incubation period is the number of days before you might see symptoms of a disease. It's different for every condition.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Quick-Learn Lessons: Incubation Period.”

Annals of Internal Medicine : “The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 19, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Quick-Learn Lessons: Incubation Period.”

Annals of Internal Medicine : “The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 19, 2020

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