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  •  Saliva (4+ / 0-)
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    gets all over everything. Question is, how long does the virus last after leaving the body in the form of spit, sneezes, etc.

    "The 'Middle' is a crowded place - that is where the effective power is - the extreme right and left might annoy governments, but the middle terrifies them." Johnny Linehan

    by northsylvania on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 02:00:24 PM PDT

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    •  That's what I'm looking for. Haven't found that (1+ / 0-)
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      bit of information, yet.  Anyone know exposed surface viability?

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      by bkamr on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 03:43:29 PM PDT

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    •  Not long (1+ / 0-)
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      It is not easy to spread.  We have proven in lab conditions that it can be left on surfaces or transmitted in large airborne droplets at close range.

      We have never seen a case that could not be traced to direct contact.  ......yet.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:48:39 PM PDT

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    •  Body fluids in a country like Sierra Leone that (1+ / 0-)
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      mostly has a hole in the ground for elimination presents a problem.

      When I visited Kissy Hospital, Neo Natal Clinic, the nurses told us they had to teach their high-risk maternity patients to use a flush toilet, for patients from outlying villages had never seen such a contraption.  

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