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how long does herpes simplex live outside the body I am concerned

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how long does herpes simplex live outside the body? I am concerned about going to a house where someone has herpes whitlow on the finger and has touched surfaces.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
As such Herpes is a very fragile virus and does not live long on surfaces outside of the body .So it is very unlikely to get contracted Herpes simplex through inanimate object such as a toilet seat, bathtub, or towel,clothing ,bed sheet.
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