How long can the rabies virus live?

Answer The rabies virus can live outside the body for a few seconds, but it can survive inside a dead mammal's body for up to two days. Proper handling of dead animals is necessary to prevent accidental ... Read More »

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How long is the rabies virus active?

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the rabies virus can remain active for two to eight weeks. In very rare cases this incubation period can last up to two years. T... Read More »

How long does a shingles virus live in the air?

Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox: the varicella zoster virus (VZV). The VZV virus remains dormant in the nerves of a person w... Read More »

How long can the flu virus live on a surface?

Depending on the levels of humidity, temperature, and UV radiation, the influenza virus can live, outside of a host, on a flat surface, preferably a porous material, for as long as two days. On the... Read More »

How long does a cold or flu like the swine flu virus live on surfaces?

Flu Virus Life on Toothbrushes, Toys, Doorknobs, etc.Different time frames are found referenced about the length of time viruses can remain viable on surfaces outside a living host, but for most en... Read More »