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A 26-year-old female asked:

if some1 whohas a high temperature, virus. touched the money i have to take now, can i get a temperature or get virus ? by contac with money? asap

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: Many viruses can be spread by droplets. Droplets can be transmitted on surfaces. They generally do not live for long outside the human host, but some are better than others. The scenario would be this: someone sneezes on their hand - or has stool on their hand, they touch the money, hand it to you, you touch the money then touch a mucous membrane.

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Last updated Feb 8, 2013

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