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Coronavirus: The unexpected item you could catch the deadly virus from

Coronavirus: The unexpected item you could catch the deadly virus from 1

“Flu can be a serious condition, particularly for children, pregnant women and the elderly and we should all be taking simple yet effective steps in order to minimise the risk of us contracting or spreading the virus.”

Dr Pitalia’s team found phone screens can contain a range of nasty bugs, including those responsible for the common cold and flu, as well as pneumonia, strep throat, gastroenteritis and diphtheria.

They also found the average smartphone can carry 10 times as many germs as the typical toilet seat.

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If the new coronavirus resembled other human coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, it could stay on surfaces for as long as nine days, according to a new study.

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