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What is incubation period of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The incubation period, or amount of time for symptoms to appear after infection, of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is between a couple of days and a week. It's possible for symptoms to not appear until 10 days after infection. Once symptoms go away, it is recommended that you avoid contact with the public for another 10 days.

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