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Can herpes simplex virus 1 be present/transmitted through snot?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: The virus

is shed from active lesions, and may also be shed to a lesser extent from the same locations during quiescent periods.
Usually HSV1 occurs on the lips. Nasal mucus should not contain the virus.

In brief: The virus

is shed from active lesions, and may also be shed to a lesser extent from the same locations during quiescent periods.
Usually HSV1 occurs on the lips. Nasal mucus should not contain the virus.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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