5.1.3.3. How long is the incubation period after an exposure occurs?

The incubation period may vary according to several factors including the severity and location of the bite, but the average is three to eight weeks after exposure in humans, domestic animals and wildlife, although much longer incubation periods (up to 6 years) have been reported.




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