Viability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces
PublisherCOVID-19 Infectious diseases Forensic sciences
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This rapid research brief responds to the question: how long does the SARS-CoV-2 virus remain viable on different surfaces, particularly clothes, cardboard, plastic, stainless steel, and copper?
- While viable virus particles (i.e., functionally intact and potentially infectious) can be detected on surfaces, the extent to which people can be infected by exposure to contaminated surfaces remains to be determined.
- Standard disinfection procedures should be sufficient to reduce surface contamination.
- The viability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces is reduced by heat and simulated sunlight.
Commonwealth of Australia 2020
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31 May 2020