Viruses can spread through buildings in just hours, study finds

September 8, 2014 5:43 PM

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Viruses can spread through buildings in just hours, study finds

If someone infected with a stomach bug walked into an office and began touching things, how long would it take for that virus to spread around the whole building? Within as little as two hours, concludes a new study.

Viruses can contaminate a single doorknob or elevator button and then spread through an entire office, hotel, or health care facility within two to four hours, the study found.

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