Coronavirus can survive on healthcare uniforms for up to three days

Dr Lucy Owen560x445Viruses such as the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on clothing and transmit to other surfaces for up to 72 hours, scientists at the UK’s De Montfort University Leicester have warned.

In a study looking at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry, researchers found that traces can remain infectious for up to three days.

For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.