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    When is a Cold Sore No Longer Contagious?

    How Long is a Cold Sore Contagious? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). They usually appear on or around the lips, but can also occur in other areas of the face such as the nose or chin. Cold sores are highly contagious and can be spread through direct contact with the…

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  • How Long Does Omicron Last? Understanding the Duration of the Latest COVID-19 Variant

    What is Omicron and How Does it Differ from Previous COVID-19 Variants? Omicron is a variant of the COVID-19 virus that was first identified in South Africa in November 2021. It is also known as B.1.1.529 or VOC 202112/01. The variant is characterized by a large number of mutations in the spike protein of the virus, which is the part…

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