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Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015

Ebola Virus Stability on Surfaces and in Fluids in Simulated Outbreak Environments

Robert J. Fischer1, Seth D. Judson1, Kerri Miazgowicz, Trenton Bushmaker, Joseph B. Prescott, and Vincent J. MunsterComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, USA

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Table 2

Stability of Ebola virus in infected nonhuman primate blood under different environmental conditions*

Blood sample, condition
Initial virus titer, log10 TCID50/ mL
No. days viable
Drying 27°C, RH 80% 6.5 5
Drying 21°C, RH 40% 6.5 1
Liquid 27°C 7.2 14
Liquid 21°C 7.2 14
Drying 27°C, RH 80% 2.8 5
Drying 21°C, RH 40% 2.8 1
Liquid 27°C 4.2 11
Liquid 21°C 4.2 1
Drying 27°C, RH 80% 7.2 4
Drying 21°C, RH 40% 7.2 4
Liquid 27°C 6.5 8
Liquid 21°C 6.5 14

*TCID50, 50% tissue culture infectious dose; NHP, nonhuman primate; RH, relative humidity.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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