Talk:Incubation period

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Hi, Could someone please list all bacteria pathogens that have incubation period shorter then 24 hours (except Pasteurella multocida). I'm not looking for foodborne bacteria, but bacteria that infect soft tissues, like infection that occur after skin cut. DanB88 18:56, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Not here, no. You'd be better off at the science reference desk, but I suspect even if you asked there they'd tell you to do your own homework.  :) --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 22:36, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Propose merge from Clinical latency[edit]

Clinical latency was a stub until today, but it appears to be exactly the same topic as Incubation period. I propose a merge. --Una Smith (talk) 03:28, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Although I'm not a professional, I tend to agree. Although this article suggests a distinction between incubation period and latency period, the clinical latency article happens(?) to describe the same phenomenon as the present article.
HOWEVER, I would think that there needs to be an article on the phenomenon of when a disease is able to be transmitted from one person to another, with mutual cross-referencing between this and that article. Is there an agreed-upon term for this? (If the term is indeed "latency period" or the like, then that article should be amended.) Isn't the latency period as touched upon here just as interesting or significant as incubation period? I mean, for some diseases, does the disease "catch" from one person to another even while it is still incubating, whereas in other diseases a disease is does not "catch" until symptoms emerge? Again, that sounds like significant distinction (if it indeed exists). 71.98.226.14 (talk) 23:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
I agree with the merge. In response to 71.98.226.14, there is no direct link between incubation period and infectivity - they are distinct characteristics. Infectivity is related to concentration in body fluids etc, whereas incubation period is related to pathogenesis. In the case of a lytic virus, they may be correlated, but that is a special case.69.250.215.12 (talk) 01:53, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

References not properly cited[edit]

Erroneous Hebrew link[edit]

Don't know much about Bots, but is there any way to stop them adding the wrong link in Hebrew? They link this page to a Hebrew one dealing with the latency stage of psychosexual development, which is a completely different subject.... Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by וולט (talkcontribs) 11:23, 10 December 2011 (UTC)