Subject:  ARS (1/10/02)

Q.      Can ars symptons appear as early as 4 days after high risk exposure.

A.      Not likely.  As with most things with medicine, pretty much anything is possible, but it is EXTREMELY unlikely symptoms would appear that quickly.  From what I have read, the earliest they’ve seen it is about 5 days following exposure, and that is very, very rare.  For the vast majority of people, the earliest symptoms would appear would be about two weeks following exposure, and that’s if the person gets symptoms at all.  Also keep in mind, the symptoms of ARS are the same as symptoms for a great deal of other conditions, including things as simple as the flu or stress.

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