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For how long can herpes simplex 1 live outside body?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes Virus

The herpes virus does not survive outside the body for more than about 10 seconds.

In brief: Herpes Virus

The herpes virus does not survive outside the body for more than about 10 seconds.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: Depends

If suspended in saliva or broth it may survive for hours.
If a dry surface, only a few seconds. Nearly all transmission is person to person.

In brief: Depends

If suspended in saliva or broth it may survive for hours.
If a dry surface, only a few seconds. Nearly all transmission is person to person.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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