• 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 oumniatlb 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.