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Information about Incubation  Periods of Communicable Diseases

We Have to Know about the Incubation  Periods of Communicable Diseases

INCUBATION  PERIODS OF COMMUNICABLE  DISEASES

   

Usually about 0-7 days

     

Disease

Incubation period

Isolation

Immunization

 

Avg

Range

  

Anthrax

1–4

(1-7)

Clean technique

 

Bacillary dysentery

2–4

(1-7)

Till stool negative

 

Chancroid

3–5

(1-12)

From sexual contact

 

Cholera

3

(1-5 )

Till stool negative(quarantine)

 

Dengue

5–6

(3-15)

Screen

 

Diphtheria

2–5

 

Till nose&throat negative

Toxoid/Antitoxin

Epidemic diarrhea of newborn

6–7

(2-21)

Yes. (quarantine0

 

Food poisoning

    

Staphylococcus

2–4

(1-6)hrs

from food handling

Antitoxin

Salmonella

12

(6-48)hrs

  

Botulinus

18–24

(2-48)hrs

  

Gonorrhea

3–5

(1-14)

From sexual contact and children

 

Infectious keratoconjunctivitis

5–7

   

Influenza

1–3

 

Acute stage

 

Meningococcal meningitis

<7

(2-10)

24 hrs if treated

 

Paratyphoid

1–10

 

Till urine & stool negative

Vaccine

Plague

3–6

 

Till well

 

Pneumonia

1–3

 

Respiratory precautions

 

Puerperal infection

1–3

 

Till well

 

Relapsing fever (Tick)

3–6

(2-12)

  

Scabies

1–2

 

From school

 

Scarlet fever

2–5

   

Tularaemia

3

(1-10)

Respiratory precautions

 

Yellow fever

3–6

  

Modified vaccine

Coccidiodomycosis

10–15

(7-21)

Till putum negatives

 

Equine encephalitis

5–15

   

Infectious mononucleosis

11

(7-15)

Respiratory precautions

 

Leptospirosis

9–10

(4-19)

  

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

8–13

   

MEASLES

9–14

 

Till 5 days after the rash

Immunoglobulins

Pertussis

5–9

(2-21)

From school& susceptibles

Vaccine

Poliomyelitis

7–14

(3-35)

First 2 weeks

Vaccine

Primary atypical pneumonia

11

(7-21)

Respiratory precautions

 

Psittacosis

6–15

 

Till afebrile

 

Relapsing fever (Louse)

7

(5-12)

To delouse

 

Scrub typhus

7–10

(7-14)

  

Trichinosis

9

(2-28)

  

Typhoid fever

7–14

(3-38)

Till stool & urine negative

Vaccine

Typhus fever

12

(6-15)

Quarantine

Vaccine

Amoebic dysentery

21-28

(8-90)

From food handling

 

Brucellosis

14

(6-30+)

  

Chickenpox

14

(12-21)

Till skin clear

 

German measles

16-18

(10-21)

First week

 

Granuloma inguinale

10-to-90

 

From sexual contact

 

Hepatitis, infectious

25

(15-35)

School disinfection for 3 weeks

 

Hepatitis, Serum

80-100

(6-180)

 

Vaccine

Lymphogranuloma venereum

7–28

(to35+)

From sexual contact

 

Malaria

10-to-17

(to35+)

Screen

 

Mumps

18

(12-26)

Till glands down

 

Q fever

14-21

  

Vaccine

Rabies

14-42

(10-180)

Aseptic technique

 

Rickettsialpox

10-to-24

   

Syphilis

21

(10-90)

From sexual contact & children

 

Tetanus

4–21

  

Toxoid

Tuberculosis

Variable

 

Open cases

B.C.G Vaccine

Yaws

30=90

 

Desirable till treated

 
 Periods of Communicable Diseases
INCUBATION PERIODS OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES