Region Incubation Period Period of communicability Modes of Transmission Sign and Symptoms Control Measures &/or Public Health Response Reference
Whole Body 1-3 days 10-21 days in untreated cases. 24-48 hours after beginning treatment with appeoprate antibiotics. Direct or intimate contact with infected persons, Objects or food. Sudden ouset of sore throat and fever Refer to physician for treatment. Exclude from school, day care work place until 24 hours after antibiotic therapy is instituted. Rakel, edited by Robert E.Rakel , David D. textbook of family medicine (8th ed.ed.) philadelphia,PA.: Elsevier saundess.