After emerging in China, the Corona virus spread around the world managed to take over the whole agenda with the effects it left and many people lost their lives. In addition to topics such as how it can spread, which people are at risk, how long the virus can hold on various materials and in the air has been the subject of researches.
The Corona virus, which has influenced many countries and frightened by the speed of its spread in recent days, has been the subject of a new study in the United States. As a result of the research, it was determined that the virus could live in the air for hours and on the surfaces for days.
The research, conducted by several researchers from Princeton University, University of California (UCLA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been published in The New England medical journal. According to the research, it was determined that the virus could hang up to three hours in the form of droplets after the cough or sneezing into the air.
It was also investigated how long the virus can survive on non-air surfaces. It was reported that the virus, which can survive for 2 to 3 days on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel, live 24 hours on cardboard and up to 4 hours on copper surfaces.
The device used acted like an infected patient
It was a matter of curiosity how the research was done as much as itself. According to scientists, a special device that can imitate a sick person was used during the research. Accordingly, thanks to the device that imitates the infected patient in the form of coughing, sneezing and touching objects, how long the lethal virus can have infectious properties on various surfaces exposed in environments such as home or hospital has been determined and recorded.
The question of whether the virus’s ability to infect decreased, which was wondered, was answered. Scientists shared that the virus’s ability to infect with the duration of its stay in the air and on various surfaces is inversely proportional. So as time goes on, the virus loses its ability to infect sharply. The virus-related research of the medical and scientific world continues unabated. We look forward to new information coming.