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How Long Do C Diff Spores Live On Surfaces
Doesn't matter: Nobody ever catches the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by contact in the environment -- i.e. no risk from contact with infected surfaces, towels, doorknobs, or anything esle. So it doesn't matter how long the virus can survive on these things. The household contacts of people with hep C never catch it themselves if they don't share drug injection equipment or otherwise have major exposures to blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long: Hours, maybe a day at most.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several hours: Rsv can survive on hard surfaces such as tables and crib rails for many hours. It also lives on soft surfaces such as tissues and hands for shorter amounts of time. People infected with RSV are usually contagious for 3 to 8 days after the onset of symptoms. Frequent hand washing & meticulous attention to cleaning of surfaces in the room of an RSV infected person can prevent transmission to others. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Answer depends upon germ & surface. Check out http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html & http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2002-08/how-long-do-microbes-bacteria-and-viruses-live-surfaces-home-normal-room-tem. ...Read more
Viruses live longer: ...On hard surfaces like doorknobs, phones & toothbrushes, up to ~48*, than on porous surfaces like fabric or paper, from 20min up to 1d. But in 2008 a study @ univ hospital of geneva showed flu viruses thriving in wet environments. On swiss money, viruses survived ~72* & when mixed w/human mucus, one type a strain remained active for 17d. Clean, clean, clean to kill the virus! ...Read more
HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: That is an extremely difficult question to answer. Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming rods (bacilli). C. Difficile is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (aad) and can lead to pseudomembranous colitis, a severe inflammation of the colon, often resulting from eradication of the normal gut flora by antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to 4 days: According to the cdc it can survive outside the body from 16 hours to 4 days. ...Read more
NoroV Contagion: Whereas the symptoms usually begin 12 to 48 hours after ingesting the virus, there is no evidence that sick persons can become long-term carriers of the virus, but the virus can be in the stool and vomit of infected persons, from the day they start to feel ill to as long as 2 weeks after they feel better." http://www.Health.State.Mn.Us/divs/idepc/diseases/norovirus/basics.Html#duration. ...Read more
Most > 24hr : The enteroviruses (gut viruses) are a diverse group known to cause a variety of GI disturbances . They are easily passed in the saliva during the early stages of the illness & end up on door handles & banisters & other objects where they pass to the next victim.Their survival for at least 24hrs is common. ...Read more
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