Which surfaces are the best breeding grounds for viruses?

The survival time of the virus after leaving the human body depends on the surface condition of the object it attached to, as well as environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity.

In general, the virus lived longer on impermeable (waterproof) surfaces, such as stainless steel or plastic, and less on permeable surfaces, such as fibrous fabrics or paper towels. There are also differences in how long viruses live, with some surviving on surfaces for more than seven days, though their ability to cause disease declines significantly within 24 hours.

In 2014, British, French, American, Chinese and other scientists aimed at the survival period of influenza A H1N1 virus on the surface of four common objects research conclusions, wooden surface is the best “hotbed” of the virus, the virus can last 48 hours to maintain the ability to infect; The survival time of virus on stainless steel and plastic surface is generally about 24 hours; The virus attached to the fabric had the shortest survival time, with the virus activity rapidly decreasing to zero within 8 hours.

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