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How long can flu bacteria stay on a surface?

The influenza virus can live on surfaces, such as door knobs, TV controls, grocery cart handles, etc!, for as long as 48 hours! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Louisa Reply:

    How Long Does the Flu Virus Live on Surfaces?. Since 1945, the three strains of How Long Do Bacteria Live on Surfaces? Many questions have arisen along Source:

  2. Martine Reply:

    Does anyone happen to know for an average flu how long do flu and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables,

  3. Beatris Reply:

    Viruses in general last anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes or so on an inanimate object, depending on its temperature. If said object is moist, they can last longer. The next day? Most likely not. Source:

  4. Audrey Reply:

    Patients with chickenpox are contagious for 1-2 days before the rash appears and continue to be contagious until all the More? Source:

  5. Danica Reply:

    The length of time that flu germs can survive on surfaces varies greatly. The range is from a few seconds to 48 hours. Source:

  6. Paige Reply:

    Thanks for the info, and the two points! I think Ill take a look! I really dont know how I can answer this but!!! thanks!

  7. Cassidy Reply:

    Sep 27, 2009 Infected people may be able to pass on the flu to someone else ("shed Some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like

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