Hi Terri, I have some questions about the risks involving transmissions by hands.
1. Today I went out with two friends, lets call them friend A and friend B. Friend A had a coldsore looking thing on her lip, and kept rubbing at it and touching it. If her hand brushes or touches my hand, arm, or leg (that has no broken skin) a five or so minutes after she rubs her sore, is there a risk?
2. I left for a few minutes, and when i came back I saw her holding hands with friend B. A five or so minutes after they held hands, friend B then held my hand and rubbed my leg. My hand did have some broken skin bc of some past hangnails that are healing. Is there a risk in this situation?
3. How long can the virus survive on someones hand after they rub at their sore?
4. If someone with a sore touches it then a few minutes later touches my hand, then i touch my face or mouth can the virus be transmitted?
I always wash my hands or body part someone touches as soon as I can. Sorry if these questions sound silly, thank you for your time.
1. No risk
2 No risk
3. We don’t really have that data but a very short time and the volume of virus is very important for transmission as well as an entry point. This does NOT present a risk
They don’t sound silly – you just want a clear answer and I hope I have provided that for you
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