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will swine flu virus infect you after remaining on a surface for 1 day?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
It may: Any influenza virus can persist in a viable form on "fomites" (door handlles, keyboards, telephones etc., ). That is why we always tell people to wash your hands. Other ways to avoid influenza are to get your vaccine annually, and use hand sanitize when in public to reduce transmission.

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