The flu virus passes by droplets through the air from an infected person to another person or object. The flu virus can be passed through shaking hands, coughing, sneezing or touching a contaminated object. If you touch a contaminated objec
How long does the swine flu virus live on surfaces? Can anyone offer any other helpful facts or statistics? mortality rate?
Variable: from a few hours to a few days! Longer on hard surfaces, and if cocooned in nasal mucus, as in sneezed material!Influenza can survive on bank-notes for up to several days, depending on conditions and strain variant!(from research papers found on-line) Now wash your hands!!! becomes the key phrase, though the main route of transmission is still airborne, from infected individuals!The mortality rate will take about another week to be clear on, as data from Mexico firms up!The Spanish flu of 1918-19, considered a pretty virulent strain, carried a 7% mortality in those it infected, but that was 40% of the planets population!
Flu viruses tend to live longer on surfaces than cold viruses do. Also, it's generally believed that cold and flu viruses live longer on nonporous surfaces – such as
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