Question by  josie (287)

How long does the flu virus take to incubate?


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Incubation is the time between being exposed to virus and when you show actual symptoms. Flu virus is short, usually 1-4 days. Average 2 days to fever, cough and aches.


Answer by  Lucy101 (225)

Influenza, more commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The incubation period, the time of exposure to the flu virus to when you start showing symptoms, is approximately 2 to 5 days.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

This varies depending on the exact strand of flu. The incubation period is normally anywhere from one to five days. The average period is around 2 days. Children can remain infectious for up to 10 days after the first symptoms are shown.


Answer by  Novemberfire (322)

Flu symptoms will usually present themselves within one or two days of contracting the virus but can incubate up to four days.

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