How long does the flu live on surfaces?

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!

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