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Can pink eye survive long without a host?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Yes

Some of the viruses that cause pink eye can stay on surfaces and be viable for weeks.
Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces!

In brief: Yes

Some of the viruses that cause pink eye can stay on surfaces and be viable for weeks.
Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces!
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pink eye

The answer you seek is how long can eye virus last on a surface other than the eye.
Transmission is usually by contact (e.g. A doorknob or shared towel ) and viruses on a dried, uncleaned surface can last several weeks unless in the sunlight which more quickly inactivates them.

In brief: Pink eye

The answer you seek is how long can eye virus last on a surface other than the eye.
Transmission is usually by contact (e.g. A doorknob or shared towel ) and viruses on a dried, uncleaned surface can last several weeks unless in the sunlight which more quickly inactivates them.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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