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Table 3 Persistence of clinically relevant viruses on dry inanimate surfaces.

From: How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review

Type of virus Duration of persistence (range) Source
Adenovirus 7 days – 3 months [32, 34, 38–41, 111]
Astrovirus 7 – 90 days [38]
Coronavirus 3 hours [112, 113]
SARS associated virus 72 – 96 hours [114]
Coxsackie virus > 2 weeks [34, 111]
Cytomegalovirus 8 hours [115]
Echovirus 7 days [39]
HAV 2 hours – 60 days [35, 38, 41]
HBV > 1 week [116]
HIV > 7 days [117–119]
Herpes simplex virus, type 1 and 2 4.5 hours – 8 weeks [34, 111, 118, 120]
Influenza virus 1 – 2 days [39, 43, 121, 122]
Norovirus and feline calici virus (FCV) 8 hours – 7 days [42, 45]
Papillomavirus 16 > 7 days [123]
Papovavirus 8 days [118]
Parvovirus > 1 year [118]
Poliovirus type 1 4 hours – < 8 days [35, 118]
Poliovirus type 2 1 day – 8 weeks [34, 38, 111]
Pseudorabies virus ≥ 7 days [124]
Respiratory syncytial virus up to 6 hours [44]
Rhinovirus 2 hours – 7 days [33, 125]
Rotavirus 6 – 60 days [36 – 38, 41]
Vacciniavirus 3 weeks – > 20 weeks [34, 126]