From the UK National Health Service (NHS):
"The flu virus can live on a hard surface for up to 24 hours, and a soft surface for around 20 minutes."
See the link below in the related links section to this information from NHS.
Other studies have shown that flu viruses and other microbes can "live" on money, both coins and paper money, for much longer under certain conditions. Paper money had viruses viable in one study for over two weeks. See the related question section below for: "Can flu viruses be spread on money?"
In an other study, according to James Steckelberg, M.D., a disease specialist from the Mayo clinic, and other colleagues, it was found that:
The length of time that cold or flu germs can survive outside the body on an environmental surface, such as a doorknob, varies greatly. But the suspected range is from a few seconds to 48 hours - depending on the specific virus and the type of surface.
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Flu viruses tend to live longer on surfaces than cold viruses do. Also, it's generally believed that cold and flu viruses remain active ("live") longer on nonporous surfaces - such as plastic, metal or wood - than they do on porous surfaces - such as fabrics, skin or paper.
Although cold and flu viruses primarily spread from direct person-to-person contact, you can also become infected from contact with contaminated surfaces. The best way to avoid becoming infected with a cold or flu is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. See more prevention techniques in the related questions.
From the US CDC and Flu.Gov web pages:
"The H1N1 virus is new. Research is being conducted to better understand its characteristics. Studies have shown that flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces and can infect a person for up to 2 to 8 hours after being left on items like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Frequent hand washing will help you reduce the chance of getting contamination from these common surfaces."
No, swine flu is a virus and amoxicillin is an antibiotic which means it only fights bacteria. The effects of Swine flu can lead to infections that may or may not require the use of an antibiotic like amoxilin. However the amoxilin does not fight the Swine flu virus it fights the infection that is caused by the original presence of the virus. Your immune system takes care of the virus.
Well, yes and no. The reason washing hands often is recommended to avoid getting the swine flu is that the virus is easily picked up on your hands from surfaces and things other people who have the flu have touched. They can leave behind particles of the virus that causes swine flu that you can get on your hands (but you won't be able to see them). If you wash your hands after touching things and surfaces in public places, before you forget and touch your own face, mouth, nose, or eyes, you can wash off the virus particles and then not get sick. But dirt, like soil and mud is not what they are talking about. You can also get swine flu just by hugging, kissing, touching, or shaking or holding hands with another person with the flu. Or you can get it if you happen to be very close to them (within about three feet) when they cough or sneeze and they spray respiratory droplets with virus in them onto you or in the air that you breathe in.
Yes, it is the same condition if you are talking about the kind of swine flu that pigs get. It is also an H1N1 type of virus, but a different strain than the 2009 pandemic Swine flu called A-H1N1/09 (see related question below for more names this is called). They are called swine flu since the original isolated virus that these are like, or are mutations of, was first a virus that only pigs got.
It is the similar virus like flu virus that causes swine flu. Only thing that this virus has evolved in swine. It affects the human accidentally. Human to human spread is uncommon. ( A dental student stayed in the room of contributor for about a week. Contributor did not get the infection. Though no mask was used by him.) This virus has affinity for lower respiratory tract. So copious sputum comes out very frequently. Very large number of people die of common flu than swine flu. But people fear very much to swine flu and not common flu.
Yes. It does contain genetic material of Avian Flu in addition to three types of swine flu and also human flu viruses. (Avian flu is also called "Bird Flu"). When a virus mutates like this one did in pigs with five different genomes in the virus, it is called a quintuple reassortant (also known as reassortment) virus.The three types of swine flu genetic material in the A-H1N1/09 pandemic flu are American swine flu, Asian swine flu, and European swine flu.
Four main virus subtypes - H1N1, H1N2, H3N2 and H3N1 - have been isolated in pigs, though the virus, like all influenza viruses, constantly mutates. When influenza viruses from different species infect pigs, the viruses can trade genes to create new versions that mix swine, human and/or avian influenza.The swine H1N1 virus is not the same as the human H1N1 virus, so vaccines for the latter won't protect from the former.
No, you can not die from ANY virus, not even HIV. No virus can kill you as they need the host to survive. However you can die from complications due to a virus, for instance people think they can die from swine flu, this is impossible, but when your immune system is weakened from the virus, some people will develop pneumonia (a bacterial infection of the lungs) and from that you can die. Also if you have any other illness at the time eg heart disease, cancer, lupus or something like that, a virus can weaken you and that first illness can kill you. Ignore the hype, swine flu, bird flu, HIV, the common cold, influenza etc are not fatal. You can not die from any virus, not today not tomorrow it is not possible..
No. The common cold is caused by a virus, actually over 250 strains have been identified in causing the common cold. The germs reside in the respiratory system of the infected person. When a person sneezes or coughs the germs are released in the air in the fluids from the respiratory system and sprayed onto the nearby surfaces like your keyboard, phone, (viruses can remain alive on these surfaces for several hours) or you. If you touch these surfaces and then your eyes or nose you are infecting yourself. This is why it's so very important to wash your hands frequently throughout the day.
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