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How long does the shingles virus live on towels, clothes,

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How long does the shingles virus live on towels, clothes, implements,etc.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
Hello,
This type of herpes virus is difficult to maintain outside the human body - but to becareful so that you do not infect anyone else, I would recommend not allowing someone else to touch the towels for at least 72 hours and then wash the towels in hot water.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Does using the same towel over again spread the virus

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
Hello,
No, it does not spread over to you again, once you have it.
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