Illness Countdown - Incubation period
Illness Countdown is a resource for parents that describes the time a potential illness is contracted and when symptoms should appear for illnesses in childhood - incubation and contagious period. It is not a comprehensive list of all common illnesses that a child or adolescent may encounter. Results from topics chosen suggest contact to an experienced medical professional like a pediatrician or emergency department, for evaluation in person or by phone.
This Guide is a reference aid. The information contained is not intended to be a substitute for professional judgement or reasoning.
The content is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (H.I.P.A.A.) compliant and does not collect Personal Health Information or Protected Health Information that might identify the persons who are being evaluated, described, or provide the information.
Example YouTube videos for Influenza (Flu) and Chicken Pox (Varicella).
Pediatric Telephone Protocols, Mark M. Simonian, MD, FAAP (approved by NORCAL Medical Professional Liability Insurance May 1996) and content updated July 2018
Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/
Red Book, 2006 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 27th Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics