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.

The WHO (World Health Organization) announced a pandemic outbreak of the virus.


Characteristic symptoms:

• Characteristic symptoms of coronavirus in the respiratory form:

• pain when swallowing, sneezing;

• rhinitis;

• headache;

• cough;

• manifestations of hypoxia;

• temperature rise;

• chills;

• 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.

What you need to do to not get infected

1. The main thing is to constantly monitor where your hands are at the moment and whether they are clean. It is necessary to constantly use a sanitizer. I went into the elevator and pressed the button - the sanitizer. He opened the door - a sanitizer. If there is no sanitizer, all actions can be done with the elbow. Every time after we touch the surface that other people could touch, we disinfect or wash our hands.

2. The second most important thing is not to touch your face with your hands, consciously monitor this. We touch our face all the time without even noticing it. According to statistics, a person unconsciously touches his face about 90 times a day. Did you greet someone by the hand, not knowing that this person was ill with COVID-19, and then you touched your face? That's it - you got sick too!

A previous version of this article skewed the transfer method for COVID-19. The disease can be transmitted through an airborne droplet from an infected person and can spread much more easily than through prolonged, direct and steady contact from person to person.

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