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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: Herpes viruses from cold sores around the mouth can survive for four hours on plastic, three hours on cloth and two hours on the skin.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very complex...: The response is highly variable from for various bacteria and viruses. It's very complex, and depends on how each evolved to evade the immune sys ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
T and NK cells: T cells primarily kill virus-infected cells by a cytotoxic mechanism in which the virus proteins are displayed on the surface of the cell by normal ce ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Temps: From a study from Microbiology Society from 1985 coronavirus had the following characteristics. In environments with low humidity and and low temperat ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Attempt destruction: The bodys immune system has developed Tcells to recognize foreign and invading cells, that is bacteria and viruses In order to define their presence ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes signif ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Sperm Die: Sperm do not live outside of the body. They die very quickly. What is the real question here?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several days: Several days.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Worms gone: Great wikipedia question.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
You sweat: For one.....but keep in mind don't leave it up to your body.....drink fluids and rest. Overheating is not good for you....
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Physiology: You are asking us a question that would take a whole textbook to answer. This forum is not designed to teach you science or provide you with a whole t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Please consult this site for information. http://www.aidsmap.com/Survival-outside-the-body/page/1321278/
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Please see below: Children and adults who have giardia infection without symptoms usually don't need treatment unless they're likely to spread the parasites. Many peo ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: You're asking the wrong question. It doesn't matter whether HPV survives away from the body, on clothing, on a surface, etc. Contact with these things ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
7 years experience in Medical Oncology
See below: Viruses may be used in certain types of experimental therapy- using ocolytic viruses; the strategy involves transfer of some dna material that is inco ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Various routes: Can spread via the blood stream, the lymphatics, direct invasion, or through the airways.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Within few hours: Cdc has conducted many studies on HIV concentrations outside the body, when these are dried, the virus is reduced by 90to99% over several hours, these ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Leprosy: Schwann cells are reportedly effected.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Mostly by mouth: Sometimes by bullet or through skin (regular gasoline) Rarely it is inhaled.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You can't : and you wouldn't want to, they serve a place in your external body and help keep the bad ones out

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