COVID-19 causing virus can survive 28 days on surfaces


Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens - and stainless steel.

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Fresh research says Omicron lasts much longer on surfaces than other variants – but disinfecting still works

The Conversation

Japanese research found that the Omicron variant is to survive on plastic for 193.5 hours and skin for 21.1 hours, more than twice as long as the original Wuhan strain.

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10 steps to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk at home


Most transmission of SARS-COV-2 occurs in the home setting. The high community transmission in most Australian states means there is a high risk someone will bring the infection into a household.  The virus spreads through the air you breathe, so safe indoor air is critical.

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The World’s Next Big Health Emergency is Already Here 


 COVID-19 has claimed nearly 6 million lives. Antimicrobial resistance may claim 10 million annually by 2050 - and that figure is starting to look low.

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