How Long Does Strep Live on Surfaces?

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Strep or Streptococcus pyogenes can live on dry surfaces from 3 days to over 6 months. Strep is highly contagious and often will cause an individual to have symptoms for 7 to 10 days. Strep does live inside of a host and can be transmissible for several months, even if the person has no symptoms.
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