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how long can herpes survive in bath wayer?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: You do not get herpes from bath water. The virus will die very quickly in the bath and transmission is virtually always by direct contact.
Answered on Oct 30, 2013

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