Flu Incubation Period

What is a flu incubation period?


In medical terms, the incubation period is defined as a span of time starting from the period of exposure to the appearance of signs and symptoms.


In most cases of the flu, incubation is generally 2 days, however, the incubation period of some flu viruses can range from 1-5 days.


How can knowing this particular bit of information about the flu help you?

There are some typical symptoms that are associated with the flu virus and these are what you should watch out for so that you can deal with a possible flu infection quickly and effectively.


Once the flu incubation period is passed, if your body isn't strong enough to fight off the virus, you'll begin to experience flu symptoms.


These are some of the most common flu manifestations:

  • headache
  • onset of high fever
  • dry cough
  • muscle and joint aches
  • generally feeling unwell
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • upset stomach


Flu statistics in the United States have shown that about 5% to 20% are being infected by the flu virus yearly. About 200,000 people suffer from flu complications and are hospitalized for treatment.


Sadly, flu-related deaths comprise around 36,000 people and pose a real concern, particularly for those who have an underlying disease or a weakened immune system. Some of the most dangerous existing medical conditions that should be considered are diseases of the heart, liver, kidney, blood, lungs and metabolism.


Quite often the very young and the very old are more vulnerable to the outbreak of the flu because they tend to have either an underdeveloped immune system or a weakened immune system.


If you or someone you love fall into the "at risk" categories, you should be more diligent about taking preventive measures like avoiding contact with flu infected people and supporting your immune system with good nutrition and nutritional supplements.


Many doctors recommend antiviral medications and flu vaccinations to fight the flu, but I personally do not promote that option. It's my belief that putting poison in your system to help you be more tolerant of poison is not the wisest option.


Here are some additional flu statistics that may be helpful in trying to avoid being exposed during the flu incubation period:

  • The flu is considered to be an acute infection caused by different strains of virus which can be transferred to others quite easily.

  • The flu virus is a global concern, particularly because of the popularity of international travel and the ease in which people move about the world.

  • The flu is usually seasonal and most common during the winter months, but it is not completely limited to that time period.

  • The flu can even have a minor affect on the economy if a number of people are sick, reducing the workforce and leaving jobs unattended.

To treat or prevent the flu, it's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids (water and juice), boost your intake of vitamins C and D, and use whole food supplements like the Garden Trio.


A must have for the flu season in our household is Herbal Fiberblend. I keep Herbal Fiberblend on hand at all times and if I know I've been exposed to someone with the flu bug, I take HFB through the flu incubation period (several days) to reduce my chances of catching it. It's worked wonderfully for me.


If I do manage to get the flu inadvertently, I take HFB twice per day to help flush the flu parasites out of my system as quickly as possible. This has also given me great results. I hope these flu tips will be helpful to you and yours.

To your good health!


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