Incubation Period

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1. The Incubation Period is the period from entry of infection to the appearance of first symptoms.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. The incubation period is the time from exposure to an infectious disease to symptom onset. The incubation period for seasonal influenza averages two days, but can vary from one to four days.

(2006, Vermont Department of Health. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan)