• Question: if most viruses survive on living organisms, how do they spread from touching things like screens and surfaces etc if these things are not living?

    Asked by anon-248601 to Zoya on 12 Mar 2020.
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      Zoya answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      Viruses are funny creatures! They have the ability to survive on things like screens and surfaces but they can’t reproduce without being inside a living host ( like a human or animal).
      Different viruses have different periods that they can survive outside a living host.
      Things like alcohol and radiation can kill certain viruses.