|MadSci Network: Virology|
Many of my patients ask me how long common items in their home are infective if a sick person touches them. These items would be things such as doorknobs or telephones in a common household situation. Room temp of about 75F and not too humid or dry. Sometimes these items can't be sprayed with a disinfectant and they want to know how long to avoid touching them. I, unfortunately can't answer them.
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