2 months ago I bought a mobile phone from someone who has finger nail fungus on both thumbs and today i discovered that nail fungus can sometimes live on objects for up to 12 months.
I have passed the phone on to my girlfriend as a gift And now im concerned the fungus will spread to her.
There was a one month gap between buying the phone and passing it on. The previous owner (who has nail fungus) kept the phone in a leather case. This case is still on the phone with my girlfriend.
Am i crazy to be concerned the fungus will be passed on? Is it true that it can survive so long without a host?
Many thanks for any help to this strange question.