A 54-year-old male asked:
some ecoli inadvertently came into contact with some books and a remote months ago. is there any chance any of it could still be alive?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
56 years experience Infectious Disease
E. coli: This bacteria is inordinately common. It is present on your skin around your anus and on the lower extremities. It has the potential, although unlikely, to persist on inanimate surfaces, but is not likely to be a risk of creating any sort of infection. If you are an OCD this might be cause to discuss with a therapist.
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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