There’s no easy answer to how long viruses survive in dead bodies, but we’ve learned lessons from the past, says virologist Matt Koci.
Some of the many questions about today’s COVID-19 pandemic revolve around what happens to viruses in the remains of humans or animals.
For example, could people get sick from digging up decades-old bodies? Or could future scientists get more information about COVID-19 by examining human remains a century from now?
Here, Koci, a professor in North Carolina State University’s poultry science department whose work focuses on host-microbe interactions in birds, addresses those questions and others:
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