How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Different Surfaces?


What would it take for me to catch the virus? Touching the package I received or going through books on the library shelves? No, No, what about training in the gym, would touching the equipment harm me? Is my baby in danger with his habit of constantly putting all and everything in his mouth? The knowledge that the coronavirus remains infectious because it lingers and spreads with contact of contaminated surfaces makes us question everything around us.

To reassure you and appease your curiosity, our team sought two MDs with a great deal of experience within the field of infectious diseases. They are physicians at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Dr. Susan Wootton, and Dr. Michael Chang. Both doctors clarified and explained everything that we need to know about the virus to protect ourselves, including the COVID-19 lifespan on surfaces and the best measures to take to avoid infection.

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