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How long is viral sore throat contagious to others?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 1 to 2 weeks
A viral pharyngitis lasts an average of one to two weeks, i believe the virus may be viable during that time and therefore, you should not cough or get close to children or adults who are healthy.
A pediatrician or an infectious disease specialist are the 2 specialties in medicine that would be most knowledgeable to answer this type of question.

In brief: 1 to 2 weeks
A viral pharyngitis lasts an average of one to two weeks, i believe the virus may be viable during that time and therefore, you should not cough or get close to children or adults who are healthy.
A pediatrician or an infectious disease specialist are the 2 specialties in medicine that would be most knowledgeable to answer this type of question.
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