Lebensdauer des Coronavirus infographic
Grafik zeigt Wege der Virusübertragung sowie Haltbarkeit in der Luft und auf Oberflächen.


Das neue Coronavirus kann auf Oberflächen für Stunden überleben

March 18, 2020 -
Wissenschafter, die das neue Coronavirus studieren, haben entdeckt, dass es längere Zeit außerhalb des menschlichen Körpers überleben kann – Tröpfchen in der Luft bleiben einige Stunden infektiös und auf Oberflächen sogar tagelang haltbar ist.

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, attempted to mimic the virus deposited from an infected person onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting, such as through coughing or touching objects, Reuters said.

They used a device to dispense an aerosol that duplicated the microscopic droplets created in a cough or a sneeze.

The scientists then investigated how long the virus remained infectious on these surfaces, according to the study that appeared online in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday.

The tests show that the virus can live in the air for at least three hours, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

PUBLISHED: 19/03/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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