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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
On wet surface: E coli is present almost every where in the environment including tap water.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the ins ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Coronavirus/Surface: Coronavirus will last 3 days on steel and plastic; less than 1 day on cardboard. The amount of virus decreases sharply over time.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: Per WEBMD, the virus may live on stainless steel - 2 to 3 days, a # of other metals -5 days, Aluminum - 2 to 8 hrs, Copper - 4 hrs, wood - 4 days, pla ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: The length of time it remains viable varies with the type of surface. Visit this site for info: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola: "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, & dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ≥10 minutes) of 5.25% househo ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: If proper disinfectants are used it kills viruses on surfaces. This can help reduce transmission of virus from surface contamination.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It doesn't matter: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is not transmitted by contact with surfaces. Herpes is caught only by direct contact with the infected body part of someone ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Terrible: avoid sun exposure til skin healed then you need to always wear sunscreen, but all this should be in instruction sheets from the board certified laser ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Answer depends upon germ & surface. Check out http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html & http://www.pops ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Virology: There is a whole field of medicine devoted just to the study of viruses - so it starts to get very complex when you look into it. It is true that some ... Read More

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