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Sunday, June 21, 2009 Daryl in NE, Community Member, asks

Q: How long does it take flu symptoms to appear after exposure to flu?

How long is the incubation period for swine flu? (time from exposure to symptoms?)

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NancyPie, Community Member
10/15/09 11:58am

Swine flu is similar enough to any flu that I believe it's the same as any flu which is 1 to 3 days.


Flus usually appear very quickly, from no sypmtoms to being sick in a very short time.

8/15/14 7:41am

Hi Daryl in NE,


I know you asked your question quite a long time ago, and you did receive the correct information from one of our community members, but I wanted to make sure to provide you with any information that might interest you.


The incubation time is 1-3 days, and the symptoms usually do come on suddenly. 


For more detailed information, check out these articles:

Influenza - Virginia Department of Health

Getting The Facts Straight On Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)

Allergies, Cold, Sinusitis, Flu -- Which Is It?


Hope you are well!


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By Daryl in NE, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/18/14, First Published: 06/21/09