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How can pinkeye be spread?

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Elaine Peterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Spread of Pink Eye

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is spread through direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces.
It is advisable that a person with pink eye should refrain from sharing handkerchiefs, tissues, towels, cosmetics, linens etc. Until their infection has cleared. Washing hands is very important in preventing the spread of pink eye.

In brief: Spread of Pink Eye

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is spread through direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces.
It is advisable that a person with pink eye should refrain from sharing handkerchiefs, tissues, towels, cosmetics, linens etc. Until their infection has cleared. Washing hands is very important in preventing the spread of pink eye.
Elaine Peterson
Elaine Peterson
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Physical contact

Or droplet spread.

In brief: Physical contact

Or droplet spread.
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
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