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Study: COVID survives on skin for 9 hours, 5 times longer than flu – The Times of Israel

Japanese researchers say peer-reviewed findings show need for frequent handwashing to combat coronavirus transmission

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TOKYO, Japan — The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent handwashing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the study published this month in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
“The nine-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2

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