[Question #5223] HSV-1 Exposure via Employee Saliva While Preparing Food

24 months ago

Greetings,

Recently I ordered a sushi bowl at a fast food restaurant and the employee proceeded to talk to me while preparing my food.  For the sake of argument, let’s assume that saliva droplets fell from their mouth into my food and I then ate the food without a drink, and that this employee has HSV-1.

While I don’t recall seeing any active oral lesions on the employee’s mouth, what would be my risk “with active oral lesions” and “without active oral lesions” from HSV-1 exposure in this scenario?

Thanks in advance!

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
the situation that you describe presents ZERO risk of acquiring herpes - absolutely ZERO

Terri
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24 months ago
Thank  you very much.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
You're welcome

Terri
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