Coronavirus pathogen survived for up to 9 days on doorknobs

Like all of droplet infections, the Virus can spread via hands and surfaces that are frequently touched. “In the hospital can be, for example, doorknobs, but also ringing, night tables, bed frames and other objects in the immediate environment of patients, which are often made of metal or plastic,” explains Günter Kampf, Professor at the Institute for Hygiene and environmental medicine, University medicine Greifswald, said in a statement.

22 studies evaluated

He has shared with Eike Steinmann, Professor of Molecular and Medical Virology, Ruhr-University of Bochum, findings from 22 studies on corona virus and in the “Journal of Hospital Infection” was published.

Virus keep for nine days

Accordingly, can keep the virus at room temperature for up to nine days on surfaces such as doorknobs and hospital bedside tables, and infectious stay. On average, they survive between four and five days. “Cold weather and high humidity increase your life,” explains battle.

Findings transferable to 2019-CoV

The findings refer mainly to the Sars – and Mers-Coronavirus, according to the researchers, but to 2019-CoV-transferable. “It’s different corona have been studied viruses, and the results were all similar,” says Steinmann.

What destroyed corona virus

Tests with various disinfectant solutions showed that in the medium on the Basis of Ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, or sodium hypochlorite corona virus combat effective. In a corresponding concentration in the reduced levels, the number of infectious coronaviruses within a Minute to four so-called log. This means, for example, A Million were to only 100 at the end of the particle do is reduced.

13 Deutsche infected

In Germany has been diagnosed with 13 people, the new lung disease. They live in quarantine. In China, the number is growing every day, there are now more than 31,000 confirmed cases.

Doctor warned as the first on Coronavirus, is dead

The number of dead rose to 636, as “” reported. Including Li Ruifeng, the doctor warned already by the end of 2019 from the Virus – at the time, even to the displeasure of the authorities and self-respect. The regional government of Wuhan, was only at 17. January of this year, with the message to the Public that a new type of Virus spread.

More cases on a cruise ship

Meanwhile, the number of the Affected on Board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan to 61. The Sick are brought to hospitals, the rest of the total of 2666, the passengers and the 1045 members of the Crew are up to 19. February to stay on Board.

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