Although some diseases are almost fatal and have a near 100% mortality, their incubation period can be very long. For example, rabies' incubation period can be days to years.

I wonder when the incubation period is long, can we detect the disease and do something? Of course, usually people do nothing if there is no signature on the body. But in case we are infected by any virus, we can make a full body check(HIV, rabies etc.).

Anybody is found to be infected by rabies virus during the incubation period and survive for dozens of years?

  • $\begingroup$ Could you please restate your last sentence, "Anybody are found this way and still live long?". Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Charles Aug 12 '17 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Charles it is better now? $\endgroup$ – questionhang Aug 13 '17 at 11:56

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