A 58-year-old female asked:
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is viral pink eye contageous?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This can be triggered by a variety of viruses that are picked up on the fingers touching contaminated areas in the environment.They can also be transferred back to door knobs, counter tops,etc if you touch them after touching your face. Good hand washing can decrease transfer of the germ.
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Viral conjunctivitis can be very contageous.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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