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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes you can

A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye).
This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it.

In brief: Yes you can

A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye).
This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Viral mediated conjunctivities are particularly contagious, whereas allergic varieties are not.

In brief: Yes

Viral mediated conjunctivities are particularly contagious, whereas allergic varieties are not.
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