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It varies considerably from virus to virus. Some will invade a host but stay dormant for a long time (even decades) before they start to reproduce, Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and the virus responsible for "cold sores" are examples of these. Some, like some types of the flu and the common cold, begin the replication process as soon as the host cell is invaded and can start to shed the virus in a matter of a few days.

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