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if an ebola infected.one touches sth. with sweaty hands or drinks sth. of a glass, for how long does the contagion hazard exist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain.: Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php ** It states “Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood & can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4°C)” 1 Experiment recovered no Ebola from contaminated surfaces at room temp.
Answered on Nov 20, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Ebola dried on objects survived in dark for several hours @ ambient conditions. At 4 °C, dried Zaire Ebolavirus on tissue culture media survived for over 50 days. Please note – this data was from experiments & thus may not be accurate for Ebola in nature.
Oct 9, 2014

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