The whole world is suffering from the havoc of Coronavirus. Different countries are engaged in making COVID-19 vaccine to fight against Corona. Meanwhile, several studies are coming out one after another, in which new facts are being revealed. A study has revealed that coronavirus can survive on human skin for up to 9 hours. Japanese researchers have discovered this in a research. He has also advised to wash hands frequently to avoid corona epidemic. 

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, the flu virus can survive on human skin for about 1.8 hours compared to coronavirus.

The study noted that “SARS-CoV-2’s survival on human skin for 9 hours compared to influenza A virus (IAV) may increase the risk of contact transmission. This may increase the epidemic.” According to the study, both viruses (Coronavirus and Flu Virus) become inactive within 15 seconds of applying ethanol, which is used in hand sanitizers. 

The study says that the longer the SARS-CoV-2 is on the skin, the greater the risk of contact infection. However, this risk can be reduced by keeping hands clean.

 

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