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Zika Virus Can Live for Hours on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

           

Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus. Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

sciencedaily.com - American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - November 15, 2016

Research being presented today at the 2016 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which is taking place Nov. 13 -17 in Denver, found that under certain conditions, the Zika virus can live for several hours on hard non-porous surfaces and still be highly contagious, but that some commonly used disinfectants are extremely effective in killing the virus. The research may have important infection control implications for both consumers and those who work in healthcare or lab settings.

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AAPS - Press Release - Research Finds Zika Virus Can Live for Hours on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces
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https://www.aaps.org/News/Press_Room/Press_Releases/Research_Finds_Zika_Virus_Can_Live_for_Hours_on_Hard,_Non-Porous_Surfaces/

annual.aapsmeeting.org - 18T0200 - Inactivation of Zika Virus on a Hard Non-porous Surface
https://annual.aapsmeeting.org/poster/member/70085

AAPS - Abstract - Inactivation of Zika Virus on a Hard Non-porous Surface (1 page .PDF file)
http://abstracts.aaps.org/Verify/AAPS2016/PosterSubmissions/18T0200.pdf

Medical Express - Research finds Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-zika-virus-hours-hard-non-porous.html

EurekAlert - Research finds Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/aaop-rfz111116.php

American Pharmaceutical Review - Research Finds Zika Virus Can Live for Hours on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces
http://www.americanpharmaceuticalreview.com/1315-News/330352-Research-Finds-Zika-Virus-Can-Live-for-Hours-on-Hard-Non-Porous-Surfaces/?catid=6262 

CNBC - Zika can survive for hours on hard, nonporous surfaces
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/15/zika-can-survive-for-hours-on-hard-nonporous-surfaces.html

 

 

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