Question Life cycle of Virus


Nov 12, 2019
The amount of time the virus stays in the mouth, nose or mucous membranes such as around the eyes is very short, which is why it is vital not to touch one's face after touching any potentially contaminated surface, and to practice social distancing in open areas and avoid enclosed spaces with other people.

Once it is absorbed into your system, it goes to work immediately, although the effects may not appear for many days (if at all).

On this page of LiveScience, the lead article itself is very informative, not to mention the numerous other pieces linked in the sidebar: