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- Created 2012-03-13
elapsed between exposure to a
, and when
and signs are first apparent. In a typical infectious disease, incubation period signifies the period taken by the multiplying organism to reach a threshold necessary to produce symptoms in host.
may be synonymous, a distinction is sometimes made between
, the period between infection and clinical onset of the disease, and
, the time from infection to infectiousness. Which is shorter depends on the disease. A person may be a carrier of a disease, such as
in the throat, without exhibiting any symptoms. Depending on the disease, the person may or may not be
during the incubation period.
During clinical latency, an infection is
. With respect to
s, in clinical latency the virus is actively replicating. This is in contrast to
, a form of
in which the virus does not replicate. An example of clinical latency is
infection. HIV may at first have no symptoms and show no signs of
, despite HIV replicating in the
and rapidly accumulating a large
. These persons may be
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