Issues Concerning Survival of Viruses on Surfaces

  title={Issues Concerning Survival of Viruses on Surfaces},
  author={Petra Va{\vs}{\'i}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Ivo Pavl{\'i}k and M. Verani and Annalaura Carducci},
  journal={Food and Environmental Virology},
Viruses are the causative agents of an estimated 60% of human infections worldwide. The most common viral illnesses are produced by enteric and respiratory viruses. Transmission of these viruses from an infected person or animal to a new host can occur via several routes. Existing studies strongly suggest that contaminated fomites or surfaces play an important role in the spreading of viral diseases. The potential of viral spreading via contaminated surfaces depends particularly on the ability… CONTINUE READING

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