A 31-year-old female asked:
how long does the herpes virus live on objects? if my roommate touches cold sore, doesn't wash hands, puts away "clean" forks, and i eat 20 min later.
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Dr. Richard Zimon answered
58 years experience Internal Medicine
ANSWER: Herpes viruses last for 4 hours on plastic 3 hours on cloth and two hours on the skin..I would use 4 hours as a "safe" time...BTW your ROOM MATE IS A SLOB! BUY some BLEACH or get a NEW ROOMATE! Hope the helps! Dr Z
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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