Coronavirus life span on various objects and surfaces
Coronavirus life span on various objects and surfaces.
Scientists conducted a study and compared how the pandemic-causing virus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid - 19) and its predecessor SARS-CoV-1 are spreading.
Best of all, they live on stainless steel and plastic, on cardboard and copper - worse.
It is possible to get a virus through the air because the causative agent of the disease stays in the air for up to three hours. The risk of contracting the virus by airborne droplets is present.
Last week, the WHO (World Health Organization) announced a pandemic outbreak of the virus.
Over 200 thousand people have already infected with this virus, and more than eight thousand have died.
• Characteristic symptoms of coronavirus in the respiratory form:
• pain when swallowing, sneezing;
• manifestations of hypoxia;
• temperature rise;
• muscle pain.
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The data obtained indicate that the virus can remain viable for a long time on door handles, plastic or laminated surfaces and other solid objects. However, the researchers found that copper surfaces typically kill the virus in about 4 hours.
But there is a faster way - studies have shown that coronavirus can be destroyed in a minute by disinfecting surfaces with 62-71% alcohol or 0.5% with hydrogen peroxide bleach or household bleach containing 0.1% sodium hypochlorite.