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How long does a stomach virus live on clothing or bed sheets?
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Dr. Stephen DAmico
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Viral life
Most virus do not live outside a host for more than a few hours.
It would be rare to find them on a bed sheet or clothing. Common viruses are spread by contact from host to host. An example is the flu; infected individuals can spread the flu virus from the day before they begin to feel ill until 3–7 days after the start of flu symptoms.

In brief: Viral life
Most virus do not live outside a host for more than a few hours.
It would be rare to find them on a bed sheet or clothing. Common viruses are spread by contact from host to host. An example is the flu; infected individuals can spread the flu virus from the day before they begin to feel ill until 3–7 days after the start of flu symptoms.
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