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Source: Virus News  Oct 07, 2020  3 years, 6 months, 1 week, 5 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes ago

BREAKING! Virus News: Japanese Research Shows That SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Can Survive On Human Skin For As Long As 9 Hours!

BREAKING! Virus News: Japanese Research Shows That SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Can Survive On Human Skin For As Long As 9 Hours!
Source: Virus News  Oct 07, 2020  3 years, 6 months, 1 week, 5 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes ago
Virus News: Japanese researchers from the Department of Infectious Diseases, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in a new study have demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can survive and linger on human skin much longer than flu viruses can.


 
The study showed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, remained viable and infectious on samples of human skin for about 9 hours, in contrast to influenza A virus (IAV) strains that remained viable on human skin for only about 2 hours.
 
The study findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1517/5917611
 
It was also found that both viruses on human skin were rapidly inactivated with hand sanitizers and also by proper washing with soap.
 
The study findings underscore the importance of washing your hands or using sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
The study’s corresponding author, Assist Professor Dr Ryohei Hirose from the Department of Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine-Kyoto told Thailand Medical News