A 49-year-old member asked:
how long could herpes live outside the human body on an object?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Hsv virus is easily inactivated by exposure to ph <4, temperatures >56°c for 30 min, pasteurization (60°c for 10 h), and microwave heating for 4 minutes. Survival outside host: hsv virus survives for short periods of time outside the host. It can survive on dry inanimate surfaces (survival ranges from few hours to 8 weeks). They survive longer at lower humidity.
Answered on Nov 7, 2019
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