(STUDY FINDS) -- BOCHUM, Germany — As the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus continue to rise out of Wuhan, China, as well as in the United States, the world is watching with bated breath as scientists from all over the globe work tirelessly to develop a vaccine. In the meantime, researchers are learning more about the deadly virus, and now they warn it may remain on surfaces for a significantly long period of time.
Novel coronavirus (2019-CoV) has quickly become a top story across media outlets all over the world, and unfortunately fear-mongering and unverified information has run rampant. Understandably, most people are primarily concerned with avoiding infection themselves, but just like everything else with this situation, verified reports of how exactly the virus is spread have been hard to come by.
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A team of German researchers is offering up some important answers. Though their findings are not 100% verified, they are at the very least backed by legitimate scientific analysis performed by professionals. Paramount among their conclusions is that the virus can remain active and infectious on surfaces for up to nine days at room temperature.