How long does a shingles virus live in the air?

Answer 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 »

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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 can the rabies virus live?

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 »

How long do stomach virus germs live on surfaces?

Stomach virus germs can live anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours on surfaces. The germs tend to live longer on hard surfaces, such as stainless steel or plastic, than they do on soft surfaces l... 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 »