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For how long can the pink eye virus live on bed sheets?

For how long can the pink eye virus live on bed sheets?

Quite some time: Pink eye is caused by the same virus responsible for the common cold (adenovirus). Although it is the most contagious infection, it is usually self-limited and clears within 2 weeks. Left on an inanimate object like sheets or a door handle, the virus can last anywhere up to 10 or more hours. If someone has pink eye, they sohuld not share utensils or linens and should use alcohol cleansers often. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more


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How long can pink eye live within the sheets?

How long can pink eye live within the sheets?

Wash them : Just wash your sheets, pillow cases and towels and the virus should be gone. ...Read more

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How long can pink eye live in any wet surface, and how long can it live on a dry surface?

How long can pink eye live in any wet surface, and how long can it live on a dry surface?

Many causes: There are many causes of pink-eye, including allergens, irritants, bacteria, viruses, other microbes, and trauma. Only living causes cause concern about their survival on inanimate surfaces. Adenovirus is a common cause, may be the hardiest, and is very contagious. Canadian Public Health says survival can be 1 wk to 3 mon. Look at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/msds3e-eng.php ...Read more

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How long can HPV survive on underwear?

How long can HPV survive on underwear?

Here are some ...: HPV virus will still exist forever in underwear, but it will not get entrance to a person as long as there is no microscopic skin injury to allow HPV virus to get viable part of skin where it may establish its foothold to thrive and duplicate inside skin cells. At times, even getting entrance to skin does not mean one will be contracted because our body can fend it off by immune defense ability. ...Read more

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For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

Months: Fungi can live on a surface for an extended amount of time but can be eliminated with a dilute clorox solution such as clorox anywhere. ...Read more

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How long can pink eye survive on surfaces?

How long can pink eye survive on surfaces?

Pink eye: Pink eye is due to a bacterial infection and the secretions containing the bacteria can survive on moist surfaces and reinfection can occur. Sharing eye make up is a common way for this to happen. ...Read more

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How long can RSV on dry surfaces live?

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How long can RSV on dry surfaces live?

Several hours: Rsv can persist on environmental surfaces for several hours and for about an hour on hands. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye live on surfaces?

48 hours: "pink eye" is caused by a virus, which can only live inside cells. Surfaces, if dry, will have no viral replication after 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long does the flu live on surfaces?

Viruses live longer: ...On hard surfaces like doorknobs, phones & toothbrushes, up to ~48*, than on porous surfaces like fabric or paper, from 20min up to 1d. But in 2008 a study @ univ hospital of geneva showed flu viruses thriving in wet environments. On swiss money, viruses survived ~72* & when mixed w/human mucus, one type a strain remained active for 17d. Clean, clean, clean to kill the virus! ...Read more

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How long can HIV live on surfaces?

How long can HIV live on surfaces?

Varies: Hiv can stay alive in wet body fluids in-vitro for a number of hour, like a day or so. Please consult cdc for more precise information. ...Read more

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How long does RSV live on surfaces?

Several hours: Rsv can survive on hard surfaces such as tables and crib rails for many hours. It also lives on soft surfaces such as tissues and hands for shorter amounts of time. People infected with RSV are usually contagious for 3 to 8 days after the onset of symptoms. Frequent hand washing & meticulous attention to cleaning of surfaces in the room of an RSV infected person can prevent transmission to others. ...Read more

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How long can bacteria live on a dry dish rag?

How long can bacteria live on a dry dish rag?

Bacterial viability: This varies dramatically with the particular organism. Clostridium or Bacillus species may survive for years because they form spores, whereas some bacteria will die very very quickly. No simple answer possible. ...Read more

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How long do scabie mites live on your clothes for?

How long do scabie mites live on your clothes for?

Scabies: Scabies can live as long as 72 hours, on clothes or surfaces, other than people. They die at 122F (50C), for 10 minutes. So, a hot water wash works well. If you cannot wash something, place it in a tightly closed plastic bag, for about a week. They can live 1-2 months on people, without treatment; and are very contagious. ...Read more

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How long do scabies live on your clothes?

How long do scabies live on your clothes?

Scabies: Scabies can live as long as 72 hours, on clothes or surfaces, other than people. They die at 122F (50C), for 10 minutes. So, a hot water wash works well. If you cannot wash something, place it in a tightly closed plastic bag, for about a week. They can live 1-2 months on people, without treatment; and are very contagious. ...Read more

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Help please? How long do germs live on a surface?

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Help please? How long do germs live on a surface?

Depends . . .: Answer depends upon germ & surface. Check out http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html & http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2002-08/how-long-do-microbes-bacteria-and-viruses-live-surfaces-home-normal-room-tem. ...Read more

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How long does HIV live on air?

How long does HIV live on air?

HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read more

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How long can hepatitis C live on a dry surface?

How long can hepatitis C live on a dry surface?

AtLeast16HoursNot>4y: Hepatitis C Virus lives on dry surface at least 16 hours and not more than 4 days ...Read more

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How long can MRSA live on stylus pen?

Depends: Depends on time, moisture, temperature, and innoculation dose, but generally 3-12 hours ...Read more

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How long does a louse live on fabric?

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How long does a louse live on fabric?

ANSWER: Lice cannot survive for more than about 24-36 hours when removed from a person. Spraying furniture, carpets and bedding with an insecticide serves no real purpose other than providing some margin of psychological comfort .If anything, vacuuming carpets and furniture will remove stray lice. ...Read more