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can you get ebola from an infected person's blood or bodily fluid/secretions that are left like say, in a public place long after they have left?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Virus lives only for a few hours at most! Hope this helps Dr Z
Answered on Oct 26, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: When dried, in small amounts on a surface in ambient conditions - the Ebola virus usually is not alive for more than a few hours. It can live longer in body fluids maintained at room temperature and considerably longer at lower temperatures (4 Celsius or lower).
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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