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incubation period
the pathogen begins active replication without producing recognizable symptoms in the host.

Short or prolonged

length can be influenced by additional factors such as the general health of the host, the portal of entry, and the infectious dose
prodromal stage
the initial appearance of symptoms in the host, although presentation may be a vague sense of malaise
The period where the host experiences the maximum impact of the infectious process, corresponding to rapid proliferation and dissemination of the pathogen. symptoms are more pronounced and more specific, typical of the pathogen and sites of involvement
acute stage
characterized by the containment of infection, progressive elimination of the pathogen, repair of damaged tissueand resolution of associated symptoms
convalescent period
resolution
total elimination of a pathogen from the body without residual signs or symptoms
progresses from infection to resolution without any apparent symtptoms
subclinical, subacute
insidious
the prodromal phase is protracted (extended)
fulminant
illness that is characterized by abrupt onset of symtoms with little to no prodrome (a sign of approaching diseases)