Symptoms will begin 10 to 21 days after you have contact with the virus. Initial symptoms may include:
The rash will appear 1 to 2 days after the first symptoms.
It will change over time:
Note: Symptoms may last longer in people with immune problems. The illness may also be more severe.
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Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD Last Updated: 5/9/2018